Self guided walking with Tess of the D’Urbervilles, exploring the landscapes that inspired Thomas Hardy
A wonderful relaxed walking break in Wessex, exploring landscapes that inspired Thomas Hardy and which he described as “partly real, partly dream country”. This stunningly beautiful countryside has hardly changed since Hardy’s day: walk the same paths and admire the same views. Stay at the highly-acclaimed 350-year-old Yalbury Cottage in the hamlet of Lower Bockhampton in the heart of Hardy’s Wessex. Alternatively, excellent B&B accommodation is available nearby in the heart of Dorchester.
- staying in the village where Thomas Hardy was born close to his birthplace, school and the church where his heart is buried
- walking in his footsteps through beautiful countryside associated with Tess of the D’Urbervilles
- two contrasting walks, personally researched by the company’s founders, experts in the works of Thomas Hardy
- an optional self-guided tour of Hardy’s ‘Casterbridge’ (Dorchester)
- visiting three picturesque villages and Hardy’s Cottage (National Trust)