Stour Valley Way
River Walking Holiday in
Dorset England

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The Stour Valley Way
West Country River Walking Holiday in Dorset England
from Stourhead to Christchurch
via Sturminster Newton, Blandford Forum, and Wimborne Minster.

Enjoy a self-guided walking holiday of  66 miles along Dorset’s River Stour between Stour Head and Hengistbury Head (Christchurch). This self-guided walking holiday in Dorset is a great introduction to walking holidays in the UK. Dorset’s Stour Valley Way passes through some of the River Stour’s most spectacular landscapes full of wildlife and heritage.

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Our self-guided walking holidays are designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind and can be tailor-made to your own personal requirements.
The routes are clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation.
We use high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels with en-suite or private bathroom to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing. Rest assured that all our accommodation walking holiday providers are hand-picked and offer you that famous British hospitality.
Special diets can be catered for, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free.
We organize the luggage transfer so your bags are at your next accommodation when you arrive.
Let’s Go Walking has developed one of the largest choices of walking holidays and our offices are staffed 9am to 9pm to ensure your walking holiday runs without a hitch.

This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.

The daily 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 the UK or Ireland. 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.
Optional extra days and accommodation upgrades can be added during the booking process online.

Stour Valley Way
from Stourhead to Christchurch
7 Day Itinerary
5 days walking and 6 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive at East Stour 
Day 2: Stourhead to East Stour                                              9 miles
Day 3: East Stour to Sturminster Newton                            10 miles   
Day 4: Sturminster Newton to Charlton Marshall             14.5 miles
Day 5: Charlton Marshall to Wimborne                               14.5 miles
Day 6: Wimborne to Christchurch and Hengistbury Head    18 miles
Day 7: Depart after breakfast

 

£540pp
dbl/twin

£684pp
single occ

£714pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £55 per person depending on location

Suggested Tour Duration:
6 nights, 5 days walking
Total Distance:
66 miles/106 kms
Min/max daily distance:
9/18 miles
Average Daily distance:
13 miles
Grading:
Easy/Moderate
Features:
Stourhead
River Stour
Wimborne Minster
Christchurch
Hengistbury Head
This route connects with:
Avon Valley Path

Stour Valley Way
from Stourhead to Christchurch
8 Day Itinerary
6 days walking and 7 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive at East Stour 
Day 2: Stourhead to East Stour                                         9 miles
Day 3: East Stour to Sturminster Newton                       10 miles   
Day 4: Sturminster Newton to Charlton Marshall        14.5 miles
Day 5: Charlton Marshall to Wimborne                         14.5 miles
Day 6: Wimborne to Longham                                             7 miles
Day 7: Longham to Christchurch and Hengistbury Head  11 miles
Day 8: Depart after breakfast

£630pp
dbl/twin

£798pp
single occ

£833pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £55 per person depending on location

Suggested Tour Duration:
7 nights, 6 days walking
Total Distance:
66 miles/106 kms
Min/max daily distance:
7/14.5 miles
Average Daily distance:
11 miles
Grading:
Easy
Features:
Stourhead
River Stour
Wimborne Minster
Christchurch
Hengistbury Head
This route connects with:
Avon Valley Path

What’s included
in your UK river walking holiday
in Dorset England on
The Stour Valley 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
  • OS 1:25,000 map

Optional Extras
for your in your UK river walking holiday in Dorset England on
The Stour Valley 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
 

What’s not included
in your in your UK river walking holiday in Dorset England on
The Stour Valley Way

  • lunches and dinners
  • travel insurance

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.

How to get there:

  • By Plane  to London, Gatwick, Bournemouth or Southampton where we can arrange transfer to the start of your walk
  • By Car to East Stour where parking is available
  • By Train/Bus to Castle Cary or Christchurch

 

Telephone Lines are open 7 days a week.

UK +44 (0)1837 880075
or +44 (0)207 193 1252

9am to 9pm
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