Jurassic Coast walking holiday in Dorset
Description of Jurassic Coast walking holiday in Dorset
A leisurely Jurassic Coast walking holiday in Dorset, staying at different places along the way, including a boutique bed and breakfast in Weymouth, where the holiday begins, to an 18th century mansion in the Victorian seaside town of Swanage. Because this Jurassic Coast is one that, as the name suggests, oozes history and was, therefore, recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cliffs and coastal landscapes that have rocks and fossils that date back 185 million years. It also boasts, quite simply, some of Englandís most breathtaking walking terrain, with four full days of walking that include a lovely mix of chalk cliffs and dramatic sea views, all accessible on the South West Coast Path, to the beautiful Durlston Country Park.
Have your bags transferred for you from one accommodation to the next as you enjoy the coastal scenery, highlights of which include stunning Corfe Castle, Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door natural sea arch and the gently rolling Purbeck Hills, as well as a plethora of pretty villages. The walking tour comes to a close at the magnificent chalk stacks known as Old Harry Rocks, located at Handfast Point, on the Isle of Purbeck. Spend your last night in a four star hotel in Sandbanks, a stunning sandy peninsula with sweeping views of this memorable coast that stretches not only for miles but way back in time.
PlanetWe are well aware of the impact tourism has at home and abroad, and we make every effort to balance the environmental impact of travelling with the immense benefits sustainable tourism can bring to destinations and the people who live there. So we start in the office: we turn off all electrical equipment every night; we use energy-efficient bulbs; we measure print and paper consumption, and re-cycle wherever possible; we print our brochures on paper from sustainable sources, and send them out in bio-degradable packaging.
Having no minimum number means that groups sizes can be small and therefore the trips have less impact on the environment. Walking has minimal impact on the environment as you provide most of the energy yourself. Also, by walking independently, and not having to worry about keeping up with a group, you set the pace so you can soak up the sights, sounds and scents of your surrounds and really get under the skin of the place youíre visiting. We proactively encourage our customers to think about travelling responsibly too: packing light, saving water, buying locally and re-cycling all maps and route notes at the end of their trip.
PeopleWe use family run hotels, the majority of which are historical buildings which have been lovingly restored to the highest of standards. The hotels we use are situated in beautiful, picture-postcard villages and sea-side towns, putting you right in the heart of beautiful Dorset. We include breakfast every morning, with lunch and evening meals left up to you, giving you the chance to explore what delights the region has to offer, whilst helping to sustain the local economy by encouraging our customers to eat at nearby restaurants. The hotels and restaurants will, where possible use seasonal and locally sourced products to give our customers a truly authentic experience.
When youíre strolling from village to village, you can enjoy a relationship with locals in a way motorists passing through never can. You get off the beaten track, and youíll find that people treat you as a visitor rather than a tourist.