Dorchester Walking Festival 11th-19th May – Enter the 50Km challenge to win a stay at The Duchess of Cornwall in Poundbury and Monart spa treatments.

Lewis Henley-Francis By Lewis Henley-Francis Apr10,2024
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As part of this year’s festivities, the Dorchester Walking Festival is introducing an exciting 50km Challenge to celebrate 50 years of the Dorchester Town Council. Participants are invited to join this cumulative challenge, with all proceeds from the Challenge Walks supporting Dorset County Hospital Charity’s Emergency and Critical Care Appeal.

To complete the 50km Challenge, participants can choose from a selection of longer Challenge walks included in the festival program, such as the Cerne Valley walk and the Hardy Monument Jurassic coast loop.  Additionally, two Walks by Train, supported by GWR and South Western Railways, offer longer routes for the more adventurous hiker. All guided walks featured in the brochure count towards the 50km Challenge.

From Saturday, May 11th to Sunday, May 19th, 2024, during National Walking Month, participants will have the opportunity to choose from over 50 guided and self-guided walks, catering to all abilities and interests.

Entering the 50km Challenge is simple:

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Book onto walks via

Pick up a walking festival program from the Dorchester Town Council Offices,19 North Street or the Tourist information point at Shire Hall Museum, High West Street and log your progress.

Complete the log after each walk with the walk leader.

Once you’ve completed 50km, email your log to

All qualifying logs will be entered into a draw on Monday, May 20th, to win a one-night stay for two at the Duchess of Cornwall and spa treatments at Monart Spa.

To book your place on some of these wonderful walks please visit

For more information about the Dorchester Walking Festival and to view the full programme of events, visit

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Don’t miss your chance to explore Dorchester’s breathtaking landscapes and rich heritage during this unforgettable nine-day celebration of walking.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Matilda Manley

Mobile: 07983897051


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