South West Coast Path Walkng Holiday
Dorset and Isle of Portland and Isle of Purbeck
Weymouth to South Haven Point
7 nights and 6 days walking

Old Harry Rocks, Dorset

South West Coast Path walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

South West Coast Path Walking Holiday
Itinerary in Dorset from Weymouth to South Haven Point 8 days

South West Coast Path walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

South West Coast Path Walking holiday
on the UK’s South West Coast Path in Dorset

from Weymouth to South Haven Point,
with option to walk on to Poole or Bournemouth

7 nights and 6 days walking

South West Coast Path walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Enjoy a 58 or 65 mile self-guided South West Coast Path walking holiday on the last section of the South West Coast Path from Weymouth to South Haven Point.

Walk around the Isle of Portland, see the famous Durdle Door, visit Lulworth Cove and Swanage. You can finish at South Haven Point or Sandbanks, or  continue to Poole or Bournemouth.

We are based in the South West of England and all our team have detailed local knowledge of the whole of the South West Coast Path. We also pride ourselves in offering the widest choice of bespoke walking holidays on the South West Coast Path and in the UK.
We don’t expect you to do the whole walking trail in one holiday!
Take your time and enjoy the scenery and wildlife.

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. We try to get your bags delivered by 4pm, but this may be delayed due to road conditions.

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 September 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.
Please wait for the confirmation of your holiday before making final travel plans just in case your holiday is not available for your requested date.

South West Coast Path Walking Holiday
Weymouth to South Haven Point
Suggested Tour Duration:
7 nights, 6 days walking
Total Distance:
58 miles
Min/max daily distance:
7/13 miles
Average Daily distance:
10 miles

Features:
Lulworth Cove
Durdle Door
Sandbanks Ferry
Brownsea Island
This route connects with:
South West Coast Path Exmouth to Weymouth
Purbeck Way
England Coast Path

South West Coast Path Walking Holiday
Dorset, Isle of Portland and The Isle of Purbeck
  Weymouth to South Haven Point or Poole or Bournemouth
  7 nights and 6 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Weymouth

You make your own way to Weymouth. We can assist with transfers if necessary. Car parking is available for the duration of this walking holiday in Dorset.

South West Coast Path walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

South West Coast Path walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Day 2: Isle of Portland   13 miles     Moderate

From Portland Bill you can see more the of coast path than from any other point on the path. On a clear day you can see Start Point in the west and Dulston Head in the east, a distance of 160 miles, over one quarter of the South West Coast Path! You stay overnight in Weymouth.

Day 3: Weymouth to Osmington Mills   5 miles   Strenuous
The path leaves Weymouth around Weymouth Bay to Osmington Mills.

South West Coast Path walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

South West Coast Path walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Day 4: Osmington Mills to Lulworth Cove   7 miles     Strenuous

Leaving Osmington Mills the path soon reaches Burning Cliff, named after its oil shale burst into flames in 1826. On past Bat’s Head and the world famous Durdle Door. The stunning Lulworth Cove is one of the South Coast’s most famous views. At Lulworth the South West Coast Path connects with the Purbeck Way.

Day 5: Lulworth Cove to Kingston    10 miles    Severe
From Lulworth Cove the path enters the Lulworth Ranges tank training areas which has fossil remains of an ancient forest some 135 million years old. At Kimmeridge Bay you will see the rare sight of a ‘nodding donkey’ oil pump which has been pumping oil since 1959.

South West Coast Path walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

South West Coast Path walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Day 6: Kingston to Swanage    10 miles   Severe

At St Alban’s Head there is St Aldhelm’s Chapel and an interesting radar memorial on the headland. This part of the coast path has caves and ledges created from the quarrying of Purbeck Marble. At Durlston Head there is 40-tonne stone sphere carved into the shape of the world.

Day 7: Swanage to South Haven Point/Sandbanks or Poole or Bournemouth   7.5 or 12.5 miles      Moderate
On leaving Swanage you head towards The Foreland with its chalk pinnacles known as Old Harry Rocks. You can now see Bournemouth and the Isle of Wight in the distance. From the ferry across the mouth of Poole Harbour to Sandbanks you can see Brownsea Island, famous for its red squirrels. You stay overnight in Swanage again, taking the local bus back to Swanage (payable locally). Or you could walk on to Poole or Bournemouth, an extra 5 miles.

South West Coast Path walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Day 8: Depart after breakfast
We can transfer you to your car or station.

Please note the section of the South West Coast Path between Lulworth Cove and Kingston is closed due to live firing on the Lulworth Ranges most week days, and is usually open on Saturdays and Sundays.
The following exceptions apply:

It is open during the folllowing weekdays:
Easter: 9th to 24th April 2022
Spring holiday: 28th May to 5th June 2022
Summer holiday: 29th July to 31st Aug 2022

It is not open on the following weekends:
12 to 13 March 2022
25 to 26 June 2022
24 to 25 September 2022

As an alternative to walking this section of the coast path, we can offer a transfer around the ranges.
Walking around the ranges involves a 20 mile detour.
Therefore when booking your walking holiday on this section of the South West Coast Path please take note of when the ranges are closed.

When choosing your dates for your walking holiday in Dorset, please note the following:
The Tour of Britain Cycle Race will take place in Dorset in the areas of West Bay, Weymouth and Swanage on Saturday 10th September 2022.
This affects the availability of accommodation in the area and our ability to deliver your luggage. 
Therefore when booking your walking holiday on this section of the South West Coast Path or the Purbeck Way we suggest you avoid this date.

Please note the Ironman Weymouth will take place in Weymouth on Sunday 18th September 2022.
This affects the availability of accommodation in Weymouth and our ability to deliver your luggage. 
Therefore when booking your walking holiday on this section of the South West Coast Path we suggest you avoid this date.

South West Coast Path Walking Holiday
8 day itinerary
Weymouth to South Haven Point

6 days walking and 7 nights

Suggested Itinerary:      
Day 1: Arrive Weymouth
Day 2: Isle of Portland                                        13 miles moderate
Day 3: Weymouth to Osmington Mills                5 miles strenuous
Day 4: Osmington Mills to Lulworth Cove         7 miles strenuous
Day 5: Lulworth Cove to Kingston                    10 miles severe
Day 6: Kingston to Swanage                              10 miles severe
Day 7: Swanage to South Haven Point/Sandbanks   7.5 miles moderate
            with option to walk on to Poole or Bournemouth, an additional 5 miles
Day 8: Depart after breakfast

Prices per person for South West Coast Path
8 day itinerary 7 nights
Double or Twin
Occupancy

Single Occupancy
travelling with others
Solo
Traveller
2022£763£1,071£1,106

All prices subject to change

Optional Accommodation Upgrades for
South West Coast Path
Walking Holiday
Weymouth to South Haven Point

Can be added when booking online

Subject to availability              Supplement per person per night

Weymouth
Hotel Rembrandt

double/twin
£55.00

single
please ask

Lulworth Cove
Lulworth Cove Inn

double/twin
£15.00

single
 £68.00

Swanage
Grand Hotel

double/twin
£39.00

single
£39.00

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What’s included
in your South West Coast Path Walking Holiday in UK

  • 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
  • guide book
  • Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps

Optional Extras
for your  South West Coast Path Walking Holiday in UK

  • 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  South West Coast Path Walking Holiday in UK

  • 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.

South West Coast Path Walking Holiday: How to get there:

  • By Plane to Bournemouth where we can arrange transfer to Weymouth
  • By Car to Weymouth where parking is available
  • By Train to Weymouth
  • By Bus to Weymouth

A 630 mile walking route which starts in Minehead in Somerset, goes through Devon and Cornwall and finishes in South Haven Point in Dorset. This forms part of the England Coast Path.

South West Coast Path walking holiday in UK with Let's Go Walking

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