Walking Holidays

Walking HolidaysSurprisingly, Bournemouth really is the perfect location to base yourself for walking holidays on the Dorset coast.

The Arlington is a small friendly hotel that welcomes individuals and small groups. Base yourself at the Arlington for your entire trip – no need to pack each day to make the most of this fantastic area. The hotel’s location is perfect for discovering the beautiful coastline of Dorset with miles of golden beaches, the Jurassic Coast and further afield into the New Forest.

The Arlington Hotel offers an opportunity to explore Dorset’s stunning coastline from a single base in Bournemouth.

We can help you to plan your walking holidays to suit your walking requirements, so that you get an itinerary of self-led day-trips that really work for you.

The Arlington is walker friendly and offers:

  • An outside tap for washing muddy boots
  • Dry storage for walking boots
  • A drying room for damp outdoor gear
  • Packed lunches and a complimentary flask filling service at breakfast

Planning your holiday
The Arlington can help you plan the itinerary for all your walks. We can recommend walks based on distance, terrain or scenery, and we can provide you with maps of the area. We have a huge amount of local information and the support of local walking experts to consult if you ask us something we don’t know.


We can provide advice on local public transport routes and timetables. We can also help with arranging quotes for one-way transport (for example a private mini-bus transfer).

 During your stay

To cater for the needs of walkers staying with us we are pleased to offer:

  • Advice on places of interest
  • Recommendations on where to eat
  • A library of information which includes maps, books, timetables for the trains and buses and as well as the all-important weather forecast

Other optional services can include afternoon tea and homemade cake on return from walking or packed lunches to take with you in the morning.

Walking Routes
Walking routes that are easily reached from the Arlington include:

  • Jurassic Coast walks
  • New Forest walks
  • Bournemouth coast from Poole to Hengistbury Head

For detailed information about walking routes, visit our  Walking Routes page.

For more information about walking holidays in Bournemouth call the Arlington on 01202 552879 or book online