Footscape Announces Rural English Walking Holidays on Jurassic Coast

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Meticulously researched, self-guided trails of Dorset offer ideal English accommodations.

As of Christmas 2004, footscape launches Dorset’s own walking holiday agency, combining the beauty of the English countryside with the creature comforts of warm hospitality. Only accessible by foot, footscape tours feature some of England’s most beautiful landscapes at a self-guided pace, leaving time to sample the village pubs and local beauty of England’s best kept secret. Walking is a great way to get to know an area, its culture and its people, but above all, it’s a perfect time-out from today’s frenetic rhythm of life and work.

Footscape’s self-guided holidays are inclusive of accommodation, transportation to and from the trail each day, maps, trail guidebooks, a back-up vehicle and the personalised services of a tour manager on hand to provide any required assistance. Based on year-long, meticulous research and planning, footscape trails are guided by an illustrated “Trail Guide,” providing clear and detailed walking directions, as well as information about history, background and local village amenities such as pubs, restaurants and shops. Guests may select between three grades of accommodation, from highly-rated Bed & Breakfasts and village inns, to small, acclaimed, independent hotels, to the best country-house-style hotels Dorset has to offer. Tours begin and end at a reasonable time, allowing guests to adequately prepare and unwind at the end of the day.

Two of the footscape trails follow Dorset’s famous Jurassic Coast, England’s first Natural World Heritage Site, heading east along miles of spectacular chalk cliffs, sweeping grass ridges and fine beaches. These trails include such landmarks as Golden Cap (the highest point on the south coast of England), the amazing Chesil Beach, the historic and beautiful village of Abbotsbury with its Sub-tropical gardens and 13th century swannery, the much photographed Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove, the ruined village and museum of Tyneham, the seaside town of Swanage with its steam railway, the stunning beach at Studland and the magnificent ruin of Corfe Castle.

Footscape’s Island Heritage trail winds its way through the best of rural Dorset, including mature woodlands, Celtic and Roman hillforts and a succession of beautiful, rural English villages. The Thomas Hardy and English Gardens trail holds interest for Hardy fans and English architecture and gardening admirers alike, including Thomas Hardy landmarks and literary inspirations as well as the magnificent Athelhampton House and Kingston Maurward Gardens.

Please visit for more information, or to book your footscape walking holiday.

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