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Self-Guided Walking Holidays in the UK
Walking Holiday on Dorset's Purbeck Way
From Swanage to Lulworth Cove
via Corfe Castle and Wareham
This Dorset self-guided
walking holiday is a great introduction to The West Country and the South
West Coast Path. The Purbeck Way passes through some of Dorset's most
spectacular landscapes full of wildlife and heritage.
Suggested Tour Duration: 4 nights, 3 days walking Total Distance: 25 miles Min/max daily distance: 5/12 miles Average Daily distance: 8 miles Grading: easy
1:Arrive at Swanage
To start your Dorset walking holiday you make your own way to Swanage. We
can assist with coach or train transfers if necessary. Car parking is available
for the duration of your self-guided west country walking holiday.
2:Swanage to Corfe Castle. 8
Swanage on the Jurassic Coast has a steam railway and fine beach. You leave
Swanage via the South
West Coast Path to Ballard Down famous for its butterflies. Then we
leave the South
West Coast Path and head inland on the Purbeck Way. Corfe village is
dominated by the magnificent ruin of Corfe Castle. There is plenty of time
to visit the castle and explore the shops.
3:Corfe Castle to Wareham. 5
As you leave Corfe the path runs close to the Swanage steam railway . The
trail now enters Purbeck's lowland heaths full of wildlife and rare plants.
Stroll along the River Frome to Wareham and explore the famous quay.
An extra night can be added here to explore Wareham and perhaps enjoy the
some time along the banks for the River Frome.
4:Wareham to Lulworth. 12
Today you pass prehistoric earthworks and long water meadows on the banks
of the River Frome, through woods and sleepy Dorset villages that appear
lost in time. At Lulworth the trail rejoins the South
West Coast Path. The famous Lulworth Cove is perhaps one of the most
famous areas on the whole Jurassic Coast.
5:Depart after breakfast
Depart after breakfast or extend your holiday and spend some time walking
the South West Coast Path. We can transfer you to your car or station.
This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.
The above distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer
or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point
and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.
Rest days can be taken in any location.
Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of England
or the UK. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.
Online booking available. A deposit of £55 per person is required
to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
in your UK walking holiday
on the Purbeck Way
accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on
a bed and breakfast basis
room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
daily luggage transfer
support should there be any problems on route
Purbeck Way 5 day itinerary: 3 day walking and 4 nights accommodation
£456pp single occ
£496pp solo traveller
prices subject to change
for your UK Walking Holiday
on the Purbeck Way
upgrade to the region's most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels,
transfers back to car or station
inn to inn walks
Can be added when booking online Subject to availability
Supplement per person per night
Lulworth Cove Inn
These are not included. Evening meals:
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation
or in the town/village. Packed lunches:
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local
store, or cafe or inn along the route.
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let's Go Biking Ltd accepts
no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness and loss/theft of personal possessions
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our customers say:
accommodation was very good and the holday was better than we expected."
Mr and Mrs Johnson, UK 2014