Welcome to Footscape. Award-winning walking holidays & heritage tours in Dorset, UK.

Walking holidays

Self-Guided Walking Holidays

Footscape’s meticulously researched walking holidays (hiking tours) in Dorset, England, include the stunning Jurassic Coast Natural World Heritage Site.

Other Footscape hiking trails, short and long, explore unspoilt inland countryside and villages.

Since we are based in Dorset and operate only in Dorset, we are able to provide a uniquely specialised service.

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Heritage & garden tours

Heritage Tours

Thomas Hardy - A gentle walking holiday or accompanied tour of 2 days (3 nights), visiting the beautiful English countryside, villages and sites that evoke Hardy’s life and writings. You can walk as much or as little as you want.

Dorset Gardens - A tour of 2 days (3 nights) visiting four exceptional gardens in Dorset, and offering optional short walks in gorgeous countryside. It can be combined with our Thomas Hardy tour to make a very special 5 night holiday. 

Custom tours

Custom Holidays

Footscape can organise a tailor-made walking holiday or tour exclusively for you, whether you are 2 people or 30. We can design it between us, based on your wish list and our local knowledge.

We are also specialists in organising custom family walking holidays, offering a flexible approach and extra services designed to make the experience fun and rewarding for children.

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Dorset's location in the UK

About Footscape Holidays

  • A variety of walking holidays and tours from 2 to 10+ nights
  • Personal service and attention from the owners
  • A wide range of walking tours for the independent hiker
  • Flexible walking distances on most holidays & short breaks
  • A choice of accommodation to suit your taste and pocket
  • Discounts for groups of three or more
  • Special services provided for families with children.

Ideal for serious hikers, leisure walkers, families, groups, garden enthusiasts, Thomas Hardy buffs, and for those who just want to get away from it all, Footscape offers a hassle-free experience from the day you arrive until your departure.

On many of our UK walking holidays and tours you can walk as much or as little as you want. So if you are a group of people of different ages or with different levels of enthusiasm or aptitude for hiking, you can still enjoy a Footscape break together.

Dorset is situated on the south coast of England - in the stunning West Country. Its ancient county town, Dorchester, is 2½ hours from London and just over 1 hour from Southampton by car or train - in easy reach for a weekend walking break, a Thomas Hardy or Garden tour or a longer hiking vacation. Find out more about Footscape Holidays >                        

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