The Purbeck Way
Walking Holiday
in Dorset Southern England
from Swanage to Wareham
in 5 days
4 nights and 3 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

purbeck_way_sign Dorset walking holidays with Letsgowalking

Old Harry Rocks

Quick Link for Purbeck Way

Purbeck Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Purbeck Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Purbeck Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Purbeck Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

A 25 mile walking route from Swanage to Lulworth across the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset.

Purbeck Way Walking holiday in Dorset with Let's Go Walking

purbeck_way_map dorset walking holidays letsgowalking

Purbeck Way Walking Holiday
West Country Walking Holiday in Dorset England
from Swanage to Lulworth Cove
via Old Harry Rocks, Corfe Castle, The Blue Pool, Wareham and Coombe Keynes

Enjoy a self-guided walking holiday of 25 miles along Dorset’s Purbeck Way between Swanage and Lulworth Cove. This self-guided walking holiday in Dorset is a great introduction to walking holidays in the UK. Dorset’s Purbeck Way passes through some of the River Frome and River Corfe’s most spectacular landscapes full of wildlife and heritage.

The Purbeck Way walking holiday connects with the South West Coast Path at Swanage and at Lulworth.

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 selection 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.

Purbeck Way Walking Holiday
Swanage to Lulworth
Suggested Tour Duration
:
4 nights, 3 days walking
Total Distance:
25 miles/40 kms
Min/max daily distance:
5/12 miles
Average Daily distance:
8 miles
Grading:
Easy
Features:
Swanage Pier
The Swanage Steam Railway
Old Harry Rocks
Corfe Castle
The Blue Pool
Lulworth Cove
The Jurassic Coast
This route connects with:
South West Coast Path

  Purbeck Way Walking Holiday
in Dorset, Southern England
from Swanage to Lulworth Cove
5 nights and 4 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

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.

Purbeck Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Optional Day in Swanage
Take an extra day to explore this interesting Dorset seaside town. Perhaps take a trip on The Swanage Steam Railway, or Boat trip along the Jurassic Coast. Or even just relax on the towns lovely beach.

Purbeck Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

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
Take an extra day to explore this interesting Dorset  town. Perhaps take a trip on The Swanage Steam Railway, or visit the historic Corfe Castle .

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.

Purbeck Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Purbeck Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Day 4: Wareham to Lulworth Cove               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.

Optional Day in Lulworth Cove
Take a rest day to explore this charming village and perhaps walk a few miles on the South West Coast Path.

Day 5: Depart after breakfast
Depart after Breakfast or extend your holiday walking and spend some time exploring the Lulworth Cove area.
We can transfer you to your car or station.

Purbeck Way Walking Holiday
from Swanage to Lulworth Cove
5 day itinerary
3 days walking and 4 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive Swanage
Optional Day: in Swanage
Day 2: Swanage to Corfe Castle               8 miles
Optional Day: in Corfe Castle
Day 3: Corfe Castle to Wareham               5 miles
Day 4: Wareham to Lulworth Cove          12 miles
Optional Day: in Lulworth Cove
Day 5: Depart Lulworth Cove 

£360pp
dbl/twin

£465pp
single occ

£496pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £55 per person depending on location

Optional Accommodation Upgrades for
Purbeck Way
Walking Holiday
Swanage to Lulworth Cove

Can be added when booking online

Subject to availability              Supplement per person per night

Swanage
Grand Hotel

double/twin
£39.00

single
£39.00

Corfe Castle
Olivers

double/twin
£15.00

single
£55.00

Lulworth Cove
Lulworth Cove Inn

double/twin
£15.00

single
 £68.00

What’s included
in your Purbeck Way Walking Holiday
in Dorset, Southern England

  • 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 Purbeck Way Walking Holiday in Dorset, Southern England

  • 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 Purbeck Way Walking Holiday in Dorset, Southern England

  • 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.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Our telephone Lines are open 7 days a week.

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

9am to 9pm
US +1 (646) 233-1541
New York 5 hours behind UK time: 4am to 4pm EST
AUS +61 (02) 8006 0182
Sydney 10 hours ahead of UK time: 7pm to 7am EADT
CAN +1 (647) 4786251
Toronto 5 hours behind UK time: 4am to 4pm EST
or

Purbeck Way Walking Holiday:  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 Swanage where parking is available
  • By Train/Bus to Swanage

A 25 mile walking route from Swanage to Lulworth across the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset.

Purbeck Way Walking holiday in Dorset with Let's Go Walking