Our Thomas Hardy break is a very flexible walk or tour of 3 nights (2 days). You can opt for a self-guided walk or an accompanied tour (or a bit of both) and therefore do as much or as little walking as you want. It can be done on its own or combined with our Dorset Gardens tour to make a superb 5 night holiday.
For those who choose to do the full trail, it is an easy and very pleasant walk of around 13 miles (21km) over two days through beautiful countryside and attractive villages. For those who have opted to walk only part or none of the trail, the same sites are visited by car, as well as other places of interest in the area.
Please have a look at the calendar of all our scheduled walking holidays and heritage & garden tours, so that you can choose the check-in date that suits you the best.
It is not necessary to be a Thomas Hardy buff to enjoy this holiday, but if his novels or poetry appeal to you, then you should find these two days to be a very evocative experience. The walk or tour goes to places that are closely associated with the life and work of Hardy, as well as with his famous friend, T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia).
We will accommodate you in a B&B, inn or hotel that is situated in a village or small town in the heart of Dorset's beautiful countryside. You will be collected each morning in the Footscape vehicle to be taken to the start of your walk and picked up in the late afternoon for the return journey to your accommodation. We will give you our detailed and informative Thomas Hardy Trail Guide with all the walking instructions plus a highlighted map, as well as all other information that you might need for your holiday. If you prefer not to walk far, this holiday can also be taken as a fully guided vehicle tour.
All prices are per person per night and in £ sterling
3 nights = Thomas Hardy Tour
5 nights = Dorset Gardens & Thomas Hardy Tour
|Duration||Accom. option||Double / twin room||Single room|
|5 nights (combined tour)||A2||105||145|
|A2 a comfortable B&B or simple village inn|
|A1 a good hotel, luxury inn or equivalent|
|Occasionally we may propose accommodation with a standard and price between A1 & A2.|
|10% 10% discount for groups of 3 or more. For very large groups (10+), please contact us.|
|We can sometimes offer family rooms with special prices for children. Please give us details on the enquiry form.|
We are back in Canada and looking very fondly at our photographs of Dorset. The beauty of the landscapes is unforgettable. Thank you again for arranging such a wonderful experience. ”
Ras & Janani Grewal, Canada