The key location for accessibility for accommodation with good links to the Festival HUB and most walks would be Swanage, Wareham, Corfe Castle and the surrounding areas – there are a host of venues from Cottages and Campsites to Yurts and luxury Boutique Hotels.

The Swanage Tourist Information Centre has put together a list of Hotels, Guest Houses, B&B, Self Catering and Camping accommodation – please click below to view/download the PDF List.

Here are a couple of our favourite places to stay too
California Barn – a mix of rustic camping and barns – great for groups
Bankes Arms Hotel – stunning boutique Hotel in Corfe Castle
Bella Vista B & B – with the best view in Swanage

If you are looking for group accommodation let us know asap (contact us).

Norden Farm  – our recommended campsite is just over the road within easy walking distance to the Hub If you mention you are coming to the festival when you book then you can stay in our designated festival area with other nordic walkers.

We also recommend these great local campsites:-

Acton Field is just across the road from Nordic Walking HQ with views over Swanage Bay

Toms Field is a legendary rustic campsite is on the outskirts of Swanage– it is also on the famous Priests way but it is not bookable in advance

For more sophisticated camping you could try the Camping Club site at Corfe Castle

If you fancy the romance of camping with more facilities why not check out the lodges at Burnbake (book 3 together and get a group or the new Safari Tents at Langton – close to the hub and a unique luxury experience.

For general information these websites will help you locate the type of accommodation that’s right for you

Corfe Castle Website
Visit Dorset 
Corfe Castle Holidays
3Quarters B&B
B&B Searcher (Swanage)

For those without cars we will operate a car share plan for each activity during the event but we are delighted to be able to offer a direct train from London to the HUB (twice daily) or every hour to Wareham with a bus direct to the HUB which also has direct links to Swanage.

There is a steam train from Corfe Castle to Swanage ( and a great bus service ( Travel information
Local buses –
Steam railway –
Trains from London Waterloo –


Nordic Walking Festivals 2018

Peak District Rustick Festival 2018

New for 2018 The Rustick mini festival is a 2 day event in the heart of the Peak District National Park
4th – 5th May 2018

Purbeck Festival 2018

The Purbeck Nordic walking festival (now known as Purplebeck!) in Dorset is in its third year!
14th – 15th – 16th September 2018