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Please follow this link to our new Purbeck Way website.

Walking Holiday on Dorset's
Purbeck Way
From Swanage to Lulworth Cove
via Corfe Castle and Wareham

Purbeck Way Walking Holidays 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.
Online booking available

Suggested Tour Duration:
4 nights, 3 days walking
Total Distance:
25 miles
Min/max daily distance:
5/12 miles
Average Daily distance:
8 miles

Jurassic Coast
Lulworth Cove
Corfe Castle

Walking holiday on the Purbeck Way in Dorset
Swanage on self-guided walking holiday on Purbeck Way in Dorset
Day 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.
Optional Day: in Swanage
Corfe Castle on self-guided walking holiday on Purbeck Way in Dorset
Day 2: Swanage to Corfe Castle.    8 miles    easy    
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.
Optional Day: in Corfe Castle to really explore!
Wareham Quay on self-guided walking holiday on Purbeck Way in Dorset
Day 3: Corfe Castle to Wareham.    5 miles   easy
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.
Lulworth Cove on self-guided walking holiday on Purbeck Way in Dorset Day 4: Wareham to Lulworth.    12 miles   easy    
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.
Day 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 £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.

What's included
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
  • detailed itineraries

Purbeck Way 5 day itinerary:
3 day walking and 4 nights accommodation
single occ
solo traveller
Book Purbeck Way walking holiday online now
All prices subject to change


Optional Extras
for your UK Walking Holiday
on the Purbeck Way

  • upgrade to the region's most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks
Optional Accommodation Upgrades
Can be added when booking online
Subject to availability                  Supplement per person per night
Swanage Double/Twin Single Room
Grand Hotel £39.00 £39.00
Corfe Castle Double/Twin Single Room
Olivers £15.00 £55.00
Lulworth Cove Double/Twin Single Room
Lulworth Cove Inn £15.00 £68.00
Lunches and Dinners
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.
Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let's Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.

This is in addition to our existing
booking conditions.
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How to get there
By Plane to Bournemouth where we can arrange transfer to Swanage
By Car to Swanage where parking is available
By Train / Bus to Swanage
What our customers say:
"The accommodation was very good and the holday was better than we expected."               Mr and Mrs Johnson, UK 2014
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