The Dorchester Walking Festival is a 9-day event taking place from Saturday, 13th May 2023 to Sunday, 21st May during National Walking Month.
There are 50 guided walks to choose from – a great mix of long and short walks and activities for all abilities and interests. Whether you are a keen hiker or prefer a gentle stroll, the programme will include something for everyone – for all ages, families and individuals alike.
Planners have also included many of the varied self-guided walks that can be enjoyed at your leisure, throughout the festival. Lengths of these vary from 2-mile trails around the town to more intrepid hikes, such as the 26-mile Cerne Valley walk and the 212-mile Hardy Way, to be done over many days.
Join this incredible journey through our local landscape and heritage.
Click here for the schedule of Guided Walks taking place during the festival, with links to book your place. The site also provides Self-Guided walks, which take in Dorchester and the surrounding area.