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Walking Holidays in Dorset

South Lytchett Manor is ideally placed for a walking holiday in Dorset. Some of the most scenic walks in the country are located within easy reach of our caravan and camping park, making it easy to get out and explore the local area by foot.

Whether you’re an avid hiker, or just fancy a leisurely afternoon stroll, there’s guaranteed to be a route that takes your fancy. Get out in the great outdoors and take in magnificent views over the idyllic countryside and world-famous Jurassic Coast, before returning to our award-winning park to make the most of the facilities.

Walks from the park

Upton Country Park & Poole Harbour

Our caravan and camping site is set in a convenient location, within easy reach of Poole and Bournemouth. From our park it’s just a short walk to Upton Country Park, where you’ll find a network of footpaths and different landscapes to explore.

On arrival you can take some time to look round the walled gardens before venturing into the woodland, which eventually opens up onto the heath. From here you can continue along the coastal route around Poole Harbour, where you can stop to admire the views. The shoreline is a haven for wildlife, so keep your eyes peeled for bird life. If you’re lucky you might even spot a seal!

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Circular walks

There are a number of circular walks accessible from the park – with something to suit all abilities. We’ve created guides for 3 of our favourites, which are approximately 3-4 miles in length. They all take in the unspoiled countryside surrounding our park and offer views over farmland and woodlands. They incorporate various refreshment stops including our local pub, St Peters Finger and the Craft Centre Cafe.

You can find printed directions in our information hut or download the routes below.

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South West Coast Path

The South West Coast Path extends from Minehead in Somerset to Poole Harbour – a distance of 630 miles. We recommend completing small sections of the route during your stay at our Dorset holiday park, so you can experience some of the best sights along the Jurassic Coast.

Our personal favourite is the Isle of Purbeck section, which includes Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove, Worbarrow Bay and Kimmeridge. We also love the path next to Old Harry Rocks – on a clear day you can even see the Isle of Wight in the distance!

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Walking holiday facilities

We’re delighted to have a range of 5-star facilities at our camping and caravan site. We’re well equipped to welcome walking holiday guests looking for a quiet and comfortable base, close to the Dorset countryside and coast.

Our heated amenities block is maintained to a high standard with excellent shower facilities, so you can enjoy a warming shower at the end of a hike. We have a well-stocked shop with a variety of local produce on offer as well as a café, serving freshly baked treats and barista quality hot drinks.

We also have an on-site laundrette for cleaning muddy clothes after your walk and there’s some excellent pubs within walking distance, if you need to refuel at the end of the day!

Dog friendly facilities

Four-legged members of the family are well-looked after at South Lytchett. We have an off-lead dog exercise field as well as a doggy shower for cleaning paws after a muddy dog walk!

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Walking holiday accommodation

There is a range of accommodation to choose from at South Lytchett Manor. If you plan on bringing your own caravan, campervan or motorhome we have a wide selection of spacious grass and hardstanding pitches available.

If you’re looking for a unique place to stay in Dorset, we’ve recently expanded our offering to include well-equipped and cosy glamping accommodation. Choose from our range of handcrafted Star-gazing Yurts, glamping pods, shepherds huts and Romany caravans.

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Book your Dorset walking holiday

You can search availability and book via our website, or call and speak to one of our friendly reception team. We can’t wait to welcome you to South Lycthett Manor for your walking holiday this year.

What our guests think

quote marks You’ve converted me to camping! (Or glamping in my case!). I just wanted to thank you for such a lovely stay.... quote marks Sophie, Apr 2024

quote marks Thank you for making our stay so fantastic. For your complete commitment to us during our stay - thank you.... quote marks Mark and Stella , Mar 2024

quote marks What a fabulous place! Our first outing in our new campervan to try it out, the campsite and facilities are... quote marks thewardrobem, Nov 2023

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