4-Night Dorset Coast Self-Guided Walking Holiday

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Duration: 4 nights
Type: Self-Guided Walking
Walking Grade: 1, 2 & 3
from £399pp

Enjoy a break on Dorset's Jurassic Coast with the walking experts; we have all the ingredients for your perfect self-guided escape. West Lulworth House, overlooking the magnificent Lulworth Cove, is geared to the needs of walkers and outdoor enthusiasts and is in a fantastic location from which to explore the local area. Enjoy hearty local food, plan your walks with our detailed route notes and make the most of the many attractions in this stunning area.

Holiday Highlights

  • Use our Discovery Point, stocked with maps and walks directions, for exploring the local area
  • Enjoy the remarkable coastal path and views of the iconic chalk cliffs, rugged headlands and hidden bays
  • Soak up the sea air and delight in the sweeping panoramas over the rolling Dorset hills
  • Explore Corfe Castle
  • Spend the evenings enjoying the spectacular views from the terrace and outdoor swimming pool

What’s included

  • High quality en-suite accommodation in our country house
  • Full board from dinner upon arrival to breakfast on departure day
  • The use of our Discovery Point to plan your walks – maps and route notes available

Trip Notes

Trip notes are detailed, downloadable PDF’s for each holiday, please click the button below to find the right trip notes for your departure date.

You're welcome to check in from 4pm onwards.

Enjoy a complimentary Afternoon Tea on arrival.


Our easiest routes allow plenty of time to savour the magnificent coastal views. All our walk notes suggest the best places to stop, great pubs, and tea rooms.

  • Old Harry Rocks - 1 mile
  • Corfe Castle Round - 3 miles
  • Durdle Door Walk - 2 miles
  • Durdle Door Circuit - 3 miles
  • Durlston Head - 3.5 miles
  • West Lulworth to top of the Cove - 3 miles
  • Fossil Forest & West Lulworth - 4 miles
  • Worth Matravers and Dinosaur Tracks - 4.5 miles

Some longer walks following some of the easier stretches of the Dorset Coast Path. Experience the wonderful seascapes and fresh sea air.

  • Over the downs to Durdle Door - 5 miles
  • Circuit to the top of Lulworth Cove - 5 miles
  • Around St Aldhelm's Head - 5 miles
  • Mupe Bay and the Fossil Forest - 5.5 miles
  • Old Harry Rocks & the Agglestone - 6 miles
  • Coastline west of Lulworth - 6 miles
  • Around Lulworth - 5.5 miles
  • Corfe Castle and Knowle Hill - 6 miles
  • Swanage & Dancing Ledge - 6.5 miles

Some longer walks, primarily following the Dorset Coast Path. Be prepared for some short, but steep ascents and descents as you follow this rugged stretch of coastline.

  • Rollercoaster Cliffs west of Lulworth - 6 miles
  • Coastline to Ringstead Bay - 8.5 miles
  • Corfe Castle to Swanage - 8 miles
  • Wool to Lulworth Castle and Cove - 8.5 miles
  • Isle of Portland Coast Path - 9 miles
  • Castle, Towers and Tanks - 9 miles
  • Hidden Valleys and Coast Views from Lulworth - 9 miles
  • Lulworth to Tynham - 10 miles
  • White Nothe - 10.5 miles
  • Corfe Castle to Swanage via Studland - 11 miles
  • Corfe Castle to Swanage via the Coast - 12 miles
  • Swanage, Durlston Head & St Aldhelm's Head - 14 miles

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home.


West Lulworth House

Set just 200 yards from the sea, West Lulworth House has a highly coveted location just above the lake-still expanse of Lulworth Cove on Dorset’s iconic Jurassic Coast. Built in 1881 by the then Mayor of Weymouth, it has been perennially popular with walkers, twitchers and fossil hunters. As well as 22 delightful bedrooms, there’s a south facing garden and elevated terrace with cracking views, an outdoor heated pool and a pair of lovely lounges, perfect for a relaxing walking holiday exploring the Jurassic Coast. Step out the front door and on to the coast path. To the west lies Middle Beach and the picture perfect Durdle Door, with its massive rock arch and gently sloping beach. East lie the beaches of Mupe Bay and Arish Mell. But you’re here for the walking and what adventure you’ll have on the coast path or exploring the interior. Then there’s Lulworth Castle and the famous ruins of Corfe Castle standing guard over the Purbeck Hills to explore.

 

Rooms

Tea & coffee-making facilities, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Wi-Fi

Stay in one of the main building’s bright, beautifully presented rooms or in the adjoining cottage. With 22 bedrooms, West Lulworth House has plenty of space and there’s a range of Classic, Premium and Superior Rooms to choose from: each room has an airy feel and the same cosy style. Opt though for Room 4 on the first floor of the main house for its weathered, pastel-painted wood panels and the lovely view looking over the cove, or squirrel yourself away in Room 23 in the cottage to the side of the main house for a large room with more sumptuous views to soak up.

All ‘Classic’ rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Premium’ and ‘Superior’ Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress and larger television – upgrade your stay for just an extra £15-25 per person per night. You can choose a specific room for an extra £30 per room, subject to availability. Upgrade supplements still apply.

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi, boot room and drying room, attractive garden, outdoor swimming pool, multi-purpose activity room, lounge, library and board games to borrow

After a day walking on the Dorset Coast or hunting for fossils, come back to the house and its specially tailored walkers’ facilities. Relax by sitting in the sunny south facing gardens or take a table on the terrace with matchless views of the cove below. Slip in to the heated outdoor pool (currently closed) then surface in time to retire to the cosy lounge and its squishy sofas and seafaring decorations to read up on the area or the attractive bar with its pretty tiled insets for a sundowner.

Food & Drink

As at all our country houses, holidays are full board, from afternoon tea served as a welcome treat through that evening’s meal to a hearty breakfast on the day of departure. Food at West Lulworth House is varied with a strong emphasis on the use of seasonal British produce. Our experienced chefs create each dish using only the freshest ingredients and, when in season, use home grown herbs and vegetables taken from our own gardens to give a true taste of the local area.

Accessibility

For accessibility and assistance information, please contact our expert team on 020 3974 8865 or view the accessibility information online for West Lulworth House

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All holidays are subject to availability. Prices are subject to change.
Prices based on two people sharing. Supplements may apply.
Non-member fee: £30 per person.

Holiday Prices

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2022
16 May - 20 May 2022
4 Self-Guided £525 Trip Notes Book Now
30 May - 03 Jun 2022
4 Self-Guided £525 Unavailable to Book Unavailable Trip Notes
13 Jun - 17 Jun 2022
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20 Jun - 24 Jun 2022
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12 Sep - 16 Sep 2022
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10 Oct - 14 Oct 2022
4 Self-Guided £475 Trip Notes Book Now
17 Oct - 21 Oct 2022
4 Self-Guided £475 £445 Save £30 Per Person Trip Notes Book Now
31 Oct - 04 Nov 2022
4 Self-Guided £399 Trip Notes Book Now
07 Nov - 11 Nov 2022
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Duration:
4 nights
Type:
Self-Guided Walking
Walking Grade:
1 & 2

4 nights from £399pp

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