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Walks from West Dorset Leisure Holiday Parks

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One of the best things about owning a holiday home or lodge at a West Dorset Leisure Holiday Park, is the idyllic location and beautiful scenery. Our convenient position affords visitors the chance to take things at a slower pace and discover the best of the area by foot. Walking allows for a much more immersive experience and offers holiday home owners the chance to explore the world-famous Jurassic Coast and surrounding countryside at a leisurely pace.

Here we’ve compiled a list of just some of our favourite walks that can be enjoyed from the grounds of our award-winning West Dorset Leisure Holidays parks.

Walks from Highlands End Holiday Park

Highlands End Holiday Park
South West Coast Path

Highlands End occupies a spectacular clifftop location with direct access to the South West Coast Path. Owners can enjoy a variety of walks, with routes suitable for a range of abilities and fitness levels. Avid hikers can follow the track East to Abbotsbury, Weymouth or beyond. Walks as far as you’re able before catching the X53 coaster bus for a scenic ride back to the park.

Visitors with children may choose a shorter walk to Eype Beach, which is only 500 metres away. This secluded beach has much to offer and is a popular spot for fishing and fossil hunting. Alternatively, you can walk to West Bay to indulge in a delicious ice cream and portion of fish and chips. The walk takes approximately 50 minutes and boasts spectacular views along the coastline.

eype beach
West Dorset ‘Three Peaks’

If you’re in the competitive spirit, take on our brand-new walking challenge, the West Dorset ‘Three Peaks’ and see if you can top the leader board! The route is just over 9 miles in total and includes 3 of Dorset’s most iconic and tallest landmarks – Thorncombe Beacon, Golden Cap and Colmer’s Hill. If you think this undertaking is too much to complete in one go, you can split it up into three separate smaller walks.

Colmer's hill


Walks from Golden Cap Holiday park

Golden Cap Holiday Park
Lyme Regis

Golden Cap Holiday Park is a favourite among walkers thanks to the abundance of footpaths within close proximity to the park. Whether you plan on slowly ticking off various sections of the South West Coast path or prefer to explore in land, you’ll be spoilt for choice when deciding how to spend your time at your caravan holiday home.

The walk to the pretty seaside town of Lyme Regis is an excellent starting point. The route is a little over 7 miles and incorporates a delightful mix of coast, meadow and farmland. Along the route you’ll scale Golden Cap, the highest point on the south coast and can detour to Charmouth Beach. There are plenty of ascents and descents along this route, so it can be challenging but well worth the effort!

lyme regis
Golden Cap Nature Trail

If you’d prefer to stay a little closer to home or have younger members of the family in tow, the Golden Cap nature trail is an excellent option. The circular route is just 3.7 miles and includes Big Berries Field, the Dog House Hills and Golden Cap itself. During the walk little ones can keep their eyes peeled for different types of wildlife and check out our bug hotel!

walking at golden cap


Walks from Graston Copse Holiday Park

Graston Copse Holiday Park
Burton Bradstock

Graston Copse boasts a picturesque countryside location, surrounded by trees and farmland. The picturesque setting affords holiday home owners easy access to a number of walks, which offer a glimpse at some of Dorset’s best loved scenery. From the holiday park follow the River Bride for 20 minutes through a cornfield and small woodland before arriving at Burton Bradstock. The quaint village has two excellent pubs, The Anchor and the Three Horseshoes where you can refuel and enjoy a bite to eat. Just 10 minutes further and you’ll reach Hive Beach. Here you can marvel at the golden cliffs and sample fresh seafood at the award-winning Hive Beach Café.

On-park nature trail

Like all of our parks, Graston Copse is dog friendly, as such we provide plenty of walking options on site. There is an enclosed dog exercising meadow and riverside walk within the bounds of the park, which can be incorporated into the 3.4-mile nature trail. Along this route guests have been fortunate to spot birds of prey as well as squirrels and deer!


Walks from Larkfield Holiday Park

Larkfield Holiday Park

Larkfield Holiday Park is situated just 500 metres from Hive Beach, so you don’t have to walk far to take in magnificent sea views. The park is exclusively for holiday home owners and includes our luxury Jurassic Retreat lodge development. Like Graston Copse, there’s easy access to Burton Bradstock Village, Hive Beach and fantastic eateries, such as The Seaside Boarding House.

South West Coast Path

If you’d like to venture a little further afield, you can pick up the South West Coast path at Hive beach. From here you can walk along the clifftop taking in far reaching sea views as you go. On a clear day you can admire broad stretches of coastline towards Portland Bill in the distance. Along the route you will pass Cogden, a seldom visited section of Chesil Beach. Cogden is rugged and enchanting, especially on a cold and blustery day. Behind the beach the reeds are home to many species of bird.

cogden beach


Walks from Sandyholme 


Sandyholme is set away from the other parks within the West Dorset Leisure Holidays group. Situated towards the east of the county, it is just a short drive from iconic beauty spots such as Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove. Here you can explore the local area by foot during time spent at your home away from home. We recommend heading to the small village of Moreton. The walk is approximately an hour each way, but the village itself has much to offer lovers of the outdoors. Once you’ve arrived at the village head to the ford. The small river is great fun for families and offers young children and dogs space to splash and play. Nearby there’s a woodland with rope swing, beautiful walled garden and a small church with spectacular etched windows.

Sandyholme Nature Trail

On site you can follow our nature trail, which at just 1.6 miles is the shortest of all our parks. It takes in the wildlife lake where you can stop and watch our resident ducks and even ducklings in the spring! Along the level trail you will also stop at the bug hotel. You’ll also have the chance to admire the carpet of wildflowers that can be found on much of the park. The route continues to Tadnoll Brook river before returning along the board walk and through a woodland.

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