Autumn walking break in Dorset for under £150
With over 300 miles of walking routes, trails and paths in Dorset it's hard to decide where to go on your walking break, but here are some of our favourites in and around Weymouth.
1.The South West Coastal Path offers beautiful unspoilt walks and breathtaking scenery including Durdle Door. Autumn is the perfect time to watch out for the migrating birds going South for winter. Take a walk up the fossil trail to the left of Lulworth, it's steep but well worth the effort. Choose a short or longer route you'll need a child back pack for small children.
2.The Rodwell Trail takes you along Weymouth's old railway line so it's flat, wheelchair and buggy friendly and can also be cycled. Stop at Sandsfoot Castle for a visit and a cream tea en route. Just over 2 miles
3.Portland Quarry Trails where you can follow the routes of horse-drawn trams and explore the quarry landscapes both past and new. Through tunnels and secret rocky gullies and ancient fossil forests. Look out for hidden sculptures on the way. Choose a short or longer route and you'll need a child back pack for small children.
4.Lodmoor is part of the Lorton Valley Nature Park with it's large reed bed and open water marshes these wetlands attract wildlife all year round. It's a nice easy 2 mile circular walk and buggy friendly.
5.Studland Village to Old Harry Rocks, this infamous chalky headland has fabulous views across Poole harbour. The walk takes you along the undulating grassy cliff tops and conveniently starts and finishes at the Bankes Arms with its very own Micro brewery. Just under 4 miles and you'll need to put small children in a child back pack
Where to stay : Weymouth Bay holiday park, where a 4 - night self catering break starts from £128 per family (saving £127) prices based on six sharing Deluxe Plus accommodation on 13 October and includes kids clubs, family entertainment. To find out more about this holiday or to book any of Haven's 35 family holiday parks visit www.haven.com or call 0871 230 1900
The South West Coast Path Association have a number of themed guided sponsored walks taking place in September