A Place to be Real Together

Walking Week: magical streams, majestic trees

A week of led group walks in the stunning spring countryside


Sunday 5th - Sunday 12th May 2024


This event is almost full - please book on soon if you wish to join the group.

Gate opens on a path towards the sea

photo: Liz Howlett

Each morning we take packed lunches and head out to explore parts of Dorset graced by - among other delights - wild waterways and outstanding trees. There will also be local history, flora and fauna, and even some teashops to enliven our routes.

The paths we follow are seriously rustic and in Dorset there are always likely to be some hills. But if you are up for that mixture, come along and try this unmissable week. Rivers we visit may range from the Lim to the Piddle (really), trees from a mighty sequoia to the 300+ year old Tolpuddle Martyrs sycamore.

Othona warden Tony Jaques has almost 30 years of Dorset walking to draw on. His aim for each day's outing is to encounter beauty, to build community among the group, and to deepen our spiritual connection to the natural world.

If numbers are sufficient we plan to use Dorset Community Transport minibuses at the start and finish of each day's walk. This will add an extra cost of approximately £50 per person for the entire week, payable at the time. (Otherwise we share cars and you are asked to contribute to the individual drivers' costs.)

There will be one rest day - for your own explorations or just to allow time to chill.

This is 7 nights accommodation for the price of 6! With all food included. 


Fee Types

You are genuinely welcome to choose whichever rate suits you (Learn more about our Pricing Policy & Bursaries)

Special deal: a second person sharing your bedroom can come for half price

Standard £514  aims to cover our real costs
Basic £420  if all pay Basic, Othona has to cut staff & activities
Benefactor £609  helps us afford Basic Rate and Bursaries
Deposit £  30


Arrival + Departure Times

(Learn about Arrival+Departure)

Arrive between 4.00 - 6.30 pm
Depart after 10.30 am


05 May 2024 18:00 to 12 May 2024 10:30
Othona Community, West Dorset
Coast Road
Burton Bradstock
Landline: 01308 897130