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Wild About Dorset
A common orchid on Hambledon Hill in Dorset

No. of Days 

No. of nights

Available

Prices from

7

8

1st April to 31st October

£1,285 pp

Starting price includes accommodation at a comfortable inn, breakfast and tours (excluding entrance fees) and are based on two people sharing.  We can also book lunch and dinner and arrange transfers from airports and stations at additional cost.

Dorset is a haven for wildlife, full of rare flora and fauna and undiscovered corners. This holiday takes you to the best places to see birds, butterflies and other wildlife as well as places just to take in the views and refresh your soul with some quiet solitude . Dinners will be arranged at our favourite, award-winning restaurants, pubs and hotels and accommodation will vary according to what availability there is for your dates. Let us know if there is somewhere you would particularly like to stay.

GALLERY

ITINERARY

Your week will vary depending on the time of year and what events are on but your week will include the following (and not necessarily in this order): 


Day 1 - Arrive at your accommodation and settle in with time to explore around the local area.


Day 2 - Visit Poole Harbour which is one of the best places in the country to see native and migratory bird species. The day will include a visit to Arne nature reserve and a boat trip either to Brownsea Island or around Poole Harbour. Expect spoonbills, white-tailed eagles, ospreys, red squirrels, deer and reptiles to name a few highlights. 


Day 3 - A relaxed day exploring the chalk downlands of Dorset, where butterflies and wild flowers thrive. Options vary depending on the level of walking you want to undertake. 


Day 4 - A tour of the Isle of Portland (either by car or on foot) for more birding and exploring this unique landscape and flora and then on to the pretty harbour at Weymouth. 


Day 5 - A day to spend on an activity of your choice, whether it is kayaking the coast, cycling, walking or visiting castles, stately homes or gardens. 


Day 6 - The longest un-interrupted stretch of coastal limestone grassland in Europe is found on Dorset’s coast and today you will be walking however much of this you like, taking in the Jurassic Coast and looking out for birds and butterflies, including the eponymous Lulworth Skipper. There are opportunites for swimming and you could include Kimmeridge Bay which is within a marine conservation area and offers a guided snorkel trail. 


Day 7 - Start you day at Kingcombe National Nature Reserve at their informative visitor centre before a leisurely exploration of untouched meadows, ancient woodland and the tranquil river Hooke. 


Dinners will be arranged at our favourite, award-winning restaurants, pubs and hotels and accommodation will vary according to what availability there is for your dates.  Let us know if there is somewhere you would particularly like to stay.


We are happy to work your itinerary around any other things you would like to include and can recommend places for lunch or provide picnics (we know some great spots!) of locally sourced, artisinal food.

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