Accommodation

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.

Partner Accommodation

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.

Phone: 01929 480098
Website:  www.nordenfarm.com

Knoll House ​- Established in 1931, Knoll House is a traditional Dorset hotel with sea views that stretch out over Studland Beach and on to the Isle of Wight.

Approx 4 miles from the Hub at Corfe Castle and 2 miles to Swanage.

Phone: 01929 450450
Website: www.knollhouse.co.uk

Springfield House Hotel ​- Situated just 5 minutes from Wareham train station, ample on-site car parking plus a Leisure Club & Health Spa.

Approx 4 miles from the Hub at Corfe Castle and less than 2 minutes to Wareham.

Phone: 01929 552177
Website: www.thespringfield.co.uk

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.

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).

CAMPING
Norden Farm  – our recommended campsite is just over the road within easy walking distance to the Hub www.nordenfarm.com 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.

Acton Field is just across the road from Nordic Walking HQ with views over Swanage Bay www.actonfieldcampsite.co.uk

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 www.tomsfieldcamping.co.uk

For more sophisticated camping you could try the Camping Club site at Corfe Castle www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk

LODGES
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 discountwww.burnbakelodges.com 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

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

TRANSPORT
For those without cars we will operate a car share board during the event but we are delighted to be able to offer a direct Steam Train from our HUB at Norden Park and Ride to and from Swanage and Corfe Castle (3 day train passes for use between 10am and 5.20pm at discounted rate will be available when you book the walks and classes).

For the train timetable see www.swanagerailway.co.uk
There is also a great bus service www.purbeckbreezer.co.uk which stops right outside the HUB
Trains from London Waterloo – www.southwesternrailway.com are direct to Wareham which is circa 4 miles from our HUB

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