Route: From Lyme Regis to Poole


The Jurassic Coast, a truly stunning coastline from east Devon to Dorset, with rocks recording 185 million years of the Earth's history.

Rocks from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods - rich with fossils - offer everyone the chance to walk through time and if you are lucky, pocket a piece of it!

Walking along the Jurassic Coast,  you may spot dolphins dancing in the waves; basking sharks and hundreds of different types of birds that have made this place their home.

The beauty of the area is no secret - people have been visiting this part of the country for centuries.

This has led to a wide range of holiday and visitor opportunities, with the World Heritage Coast providing something for everyone.

This walk is challenging due to the terrain but with stunning scenery throughout and locations such as Golden Cap,  the natural arch at Durdle Door,  the Cove and Limestone Folding at Lulworth and magnificent Chesil Beach,  the rewards will be many.

IMPORTANT - This walk crosses Lulworth Firing Range which is not open all year.  Please click here for the current opening times.  If you are booking this holiday online, please make sure the range is open or we can arrange a taxi to take you around the range.  Alternatively you may walk up to Corfe Castle to link up with a trail to join the Coast Path on the other side of the Firing Range.

Walk the Trail offers 2 itineraries along this route to cater for all levels of walker.  If, you feel that you'd like something different, just ask.


All our holiday packages include:

  • Overnight accommodation staying at carefully selected B&Bs, Inns and Hotels
  • A detailed holiday pack
  • Luggage transfers
  • Transport from path to accommodations if necessary
  • Maps
  • Guidebook
  • Emergency support.


Our holiday packages do not include:

  • Transport to and from the start and end of the holiday, unless stated.  We can help you with your options.
  • Packed Lunches and Evening Meals
  • Travel Insurance

Itinerary & Costs

The Jurassic Coastline from Lyme Regis to Poole is a unique stretch of the South West Coast Path with dramatic and famous landmarks such as the cliffs at Golden Cap, the amazing Durdle Door and the stunning Chesil Beach and Fleet Lagoon. Picturesque villages, dramatic rock features and sandy beaches all combine to make this journey one to cherish. With a daily average of 10.5 miles (17km) this fascinating walk is one for walkers of all abilities.

Important: This walk crosses the army firing range at Lulworth which has varying open times when walkers may pass by. However, if 'closed' we can arrange a taxi to take you around this area.

The Daily Itinerary

Click on a day for further information.

Day 1: Arrive
Lyme Regis
Day 2:
Lyme Regis to West Bay
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 3:
West Bay to Abbotsbury
Distance: 9.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 4:
Abbotsbury to Weymouth
Distance: 14 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Day 5:
Weymouth to Lulworth
Distance: 11 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
- Day 6:
Lulworth to Worth Matravers
Distance: 13 miles Difficulty: Moderate

Lulworth Range is only open on certain dates to allow walkers to pass through. It includes most weekends, and public holidays. click here to check your dates

Day 7:
Worth Matravers to Swanage
Distance: 7.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Day 8:
Swanage to Poole
Distance: 7.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate

What's Included

  • Accommodation for the length of your holiday including the night before you start walking and the evening after your final day's walking in good quality B&Bs, Inns and small hotels. This will be en-suite wherever possible.
  • Breakfast - This may be a full cooked or continental option depending on accommodation. Evening meals can be arranged with certain accommodations for an additional charge.
  • A Personalised Holiday Pack containing maps and addresses for accommodations, pick up points and daily mileage information.
  • Luggage transfers between each accommodation. 1 bag per person up to 20 kilograms. Additional bags can be added upon request.
  • Phone line support between the hours of 0900-1900, 7 days a week for the length of your holiday.
  • If required, path to accommodation or round river transfers (free of charge)
  • We now offer all our routes on the Komoot App. Use one of the most popular route apps for turn by turn voice navigation, the ability to use offline, and sync with Garmin and Wahoo products.

Optional Extras

The following items are optional and can be removed to reduce the cost of your holiday.

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Important Information

Important: This walk crosses the army firing range at Lulworth which has varying open times when walkers may pass by. However, if 'closed' we can arrange a taxi to take you around this area.


5/5 Cheryl from Vermont, USA
I'm home from my trip and wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed it! It was wonderful to have the elves take my luggage every day and to have it show up at the next place. It was a fairly rainy week but the scenery was magnificent and I truly enjoyed the walking. Thank you for all your arrangements --- people at the B&B's were all friendly and kind. I'll go back again someday! Thank you all!

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Holiday Summary



7 Days / 8 Nights 10 miles daily avg


Rating: 3


Number in Group: 2

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Cost £799 per person

Based on Two people sharing a Double or Twin Room

Total Cost £1,598

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Your information will be emailed to a booking agent who will contact you.

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Unfortunately, due to the unprecedented demand for accommodation in the UK, we have taken the decision to extend the period we require to book a holiday from 6 weeks to 8 weeks.

Whilst this does give us time to book your walking holiday, it is essential that you understand the current situation for all 2022 holidays. 

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