Dog Walking Holidays in the UK

Dog Walking Holidays in Dorset

We take the hassle out of finding that elusive hotel which is not only excellent quality but is also happy and welcoming to your dog. Many of these hotels provide excellent food for you after a days walking . Here at Footscape we have been providing dog walking holidays in Dorset for the last ten years.

You will be walking through some of the most beautiful  countryside and dramatic coastal views in the UK and we can advise you on the best dog friendly beaches.

Our trail guides are meticulously researched and not only do we provide you with a step by step guide but we provide historic information for the areas you are walking through.

Read on to learn about our favourite trails and top tips for UK dog walking holidays in Dorset.

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Our Dog Walking Trails

Dorset is famous for its miles and miles of beautiful and unspoilt countryside and we have two trails which are particularly good for dog walking holidays in Dorset. Read on for more information.

Jurassic Coast

Our trail is full of variety, combining spectacular coastal landscape of cliffs, caves, grassy ridges and stunning beaches with beautiful, rolling countryside. In terms of walking difficulty, we classify it as moderate overall, since it has some easy stretches, punctuated by a number of climbs and descents of varying gradients, some rather challenging and in quick succession.

There are miles and miles of dramatic coastline, mostly with no road or habitation between you and the sea. Indeed the only way to see most of it is on foot. We have also added a few inland loops, so that you can visit some picturesque villages and stop for lunch or refreshments in a traditional pub or tea shop.

Your holiday can be 3 days or 10. You choose – where and how far you walk each day. Contact us to help put your holiday together.

Rural Dorset

The route, which involves very little road walking, winds its way through the best of rural Dorset, through mature woodland, along open ridges, over Celtic and Roman hill forts and into quiet, unspoilt English villages, all with their church and most with their pub.

There is an abundance of wildlife to see: rabbits, deer, foxes, squirrels, pheasants, buzzards, butterflies and many other fauna. For lovers of trees, hedgerows and wild flowers, this trail is ideal. Even in the summer, the paths and tracks are usually deserted, and you are left to enjoy the peacefulness and beauty of the landscape on your own.

It is a simple formula: you walk from one place on the trail to the next, staying in a different place each night, with your baggage moved for you. You choose your own dates, subject to availability, as well as the average number of miles to walk each day. Contact us to help you put your holiday together

Rates

 Double / TwinSingle
7+ nights..from £85from £120
4 to 6 nightsfrom £90from £125
2 to 3 nightsfrom £95from £130
Prices are per person per night and in £ Sterling

A2 – A comfortable B&B or simple village inn

A1 – A good hotel, inn or equivalent

A+ – A luxury hotel

Occasionally we may propose accommodation with a standard and price between A1 & A2.

10% discount for groups of 3 or more. For very large groups (10+), please contact us.

We can sometimes offer family rooms with special prices for children.

Please give us details on the enquiry form

Rates

Double / Twin Room

7+ nights from £85
4 to 6 nights from £90
2 to 3 nights from £95
Prices are per person per night and in £ Sterling

Single Room

7+ nights from £120
4 to 6 nights from £125
2 to 3 nights from £130
Prices are per person per night and in £ Sterling

A2 - A comfortable B&B or simple village inn

A1 - A good hotel, inn or equivalent

A+ - A luxury hotel

Occasionally we may propose accommodation with a standard and price between A1 & A2.

10% discount for groups of 3 or more. For very large groups (10+), please contact us.

We can sometimes offer family rooms with special prices for children. Please give us details on the enquiry form

Top tips for Dog Walking Holidays in Dorset

  • Make a holiday enquiry as long in advance as possible to secure the best accommodation
  • In your enquiry make sure you are clear how far you and your dog wish to walk each day
  • Keep your dog on a lead when you may be near any livestock
  • Always carry water for you and your dog
  • Follow the countryside code tips for dog walking. Please see  Kennel Club’s Countryside Code

 

 

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Deborah, England, December 2018

Just to say we loved our break and are most grateful to you for putting together such a super package. The weather was extremely kind and the walks were thoroughly enjoyed. Lyme is a treasure and we even came away with our own found fossils!...

Thomas, USA, October 2018

I wanted to thank you for organizing a wonderful walk and to let you know how much everyone enjoyed it. You did a terrific job of pacing it for us, and the accommodations were all great. The stunning weather helped too. I can't wait to come back.     ...

Richard, Brazil, May 2018

Knocking on 60 years and bearing more weight than rippling muscles, my Jurassic Coast Walk (from Exmouth to South Haven Point) was a tough challenge (150 km in 10 days). I am pleased to say that I did complete about 95% of the walk. Footscape provided me with the...

Chris, USA, June 2018

We were extremely impressed by all that Footscape did and supplied, from the first (and late in the season) inquiry we sent in, right through the walking itself.  We found the walking challenging and exhilarating. I hope we will use your company again in the...

Sally, England, September 2018

Just to say we had a fabulous week in Dorset. The walks and accommodation were all fantastic. All the arrangements worked, everyone was expecting us and the food was superb!  We will definitely recommend your service to anyone who asks us!  Thank you so...