Route: From Weymouth to Poole

Overview

A chance to explore one of the most popular areas of Dorset with history of all eras incorporated within one walk.

 

Start your journey in the seaside town of Weymouth, a multi-layered historical port and a firm favourite with travellers since the 17th century, this is still evident with some of the architecture remaining in the town, the Victorians followed and continued to build amazing features in the town including forts and castles, all open to the public. Miles of sandy beaches give you the opportunity to sit and enjoy an ice-cream before setting out on your epic journey.

Undulating clifftops give outstanding views of the Dorset coastline before reaching the breath-taking natural structure of Durdle Door in Lulworth Cove.

Walk through the firing range and visit deserted Tyneham village and its exhibitions explaining the evacuation of its inhabitants to assist in the war effort of the second World War. 

Due to limited accommodation options in Worth Matravers, travel inland to spend a night in Corfe and explore the ruined castle and its grounds or take a steam train ride.

Journeys end looms large at Studland Point and your final reward is a ferry trip across the mouth of Poole Harbour to Sandbanks, from here you can either catch the bus or an additional ferry into the heart of Poole. You can celebrate reaching the end of the South West Coast Path in one of its many restaurants and cafes before a good nights rest and then your trip back to London.

 

Itinerary & Costs


The Daily Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive
Weymouth
Day 2: Walking
Weymouth to Lulworth
Distance: 11 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
- Day 3: Walking
Lulworth to Chapman's Pool
Distance: 10 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


Due to a lack of accommodation at Chapman's Pool, accommodation will be nearby, with transfers to and from provided.

Day 4: Walking
Chapman's Pool to Swanage
Distance: 10.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Day 5: Walking
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.
  • If required, path to accommodation or round river transfers.
  • Phone line support between the hours of 0900-1900, 7 days a week for the length of your holiday.

Optional Extras

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Holiday Summary

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Itinerary

4 Days / 5 Nights 9.75 miles daily avg


Difficulty

Rating: 2


Walkers

Number in Group: 2


What's Included
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Cost £468 per person

Based on Two people sharing a Double or Twin Room


Total Cost £936

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