#WalkersAreWelcome in Gillingham, Dorset – announcing the launch of the 2017 walking festival

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Walkers are Welcome in Gillingham, Dorset

We are proud to be supporting this year’s Gillingham Walking Festival and we are a key advertiser in the Festival’s programme,  as pictured here.  The Festival,  which runs from 2nd-10th September 2017,  offers a range of walks of varying lengths, all designed to showcase  Gillingham’s Royal Forest heritage and to introduce the White Hart Link.

This is a very exciting new initiative, launched in April 2017 and is a 50 mile/80 km walking route which links the five towns of North Dorset – Gillingham, Stalbridge, Sturminster Newton, Blandford Forum and Shaftesbury –  using footpaths and quiet lanes.

Many of the Festival walks, which are led by local groups, are free and there’s also a range of other activities occurring during the Festival,  including a cinema showing of the film “The Way”, a quiz night and a cheese and wine evening.

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Gillingham is the first town in Dorset to be granted Walkers Are Welcome status!

To read more about the Festival, to download a PDF copy of the programme (and to see our advertisement!) please click here.

And to book your bed and breakfast accommodation during the Walking Festival, please use special offer code BOOTS when you book directly online with us, to receive a discount on stays of two or more nights in rooms one and/or three.  We look forward to welcoming you soon.

PS: the code BOOTS is available to all walkers, not just during the Walking Festival.

Direct online booking now available for your bed and breakfast stay in Gillingham, Dorset!

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Fancy a lovely visit to North Dorset? You can now book your bed and breakfast stay with us online and pay simply and easily at the same time. Just follow the links on our website to our reservation page, choose your dates and room (and extras if applicable – cooked breakfast, use of the hot tub etc) and then pay easily using your credit card.

FreetoBookRemember that you will always get the best price by booking directly with us, as well as lots of little free extras (as detailed here in a recent blog post).

But in case you need even more incentive – check out our special offer codes here and see if one of them applies to you! The discounts are automatically applied when you use the code and book online.

Sunflowers Dorset_Prosecco in the hot tubAnd,  just to celebrate the launch of our new online booking and credit card payment facility,  here’s yet another offer: for all direct online bookings made during May 2017, we’ll welcome you with a bottle of Prosecco (or the non-alcoholic equivalent) when you arrive. You don’t need to come and stay in May – book the dates which work for you,  but you do need to MAKE the booking before midnight UK time on Wednesday 31st May 2017.

What are you waiting for? Ready, steady, click!