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Walkers and cyclists will love staying at Litton Cheney, a village surrounded by fantastic countryside just waiting to be explored. Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this comfortable Dutch barn makes a good family base and is close to Chesil Beach and Abbotsbury’s Swannery and subtropical gardens. There’s great fossil hunting along the Jurassic Coast and you’re also not far from Dorchester, Weymouth and Bridport.

There is beautiful countryside and good walking and cycling routes in the area. Mobile, internet and television signals are non-existent so if you really want to get away from it all, YHA Litton Cheney is the hostel for you.

This 22 bed hostel has a selection of dorm rooms and private rooms. There is a large open plan lounge and dining room with tables, chairs and comfortable seating.

Hire the whole place

This hostel is occasionally made available for hire on an exclusive basis. This means that you can have the place to yourself and choose how many of your friends, family, club mates, etc., join you. We allocate availability for exclusive use in blocks, typically up to 90 days in the future. If you are looking for space to stay with us on a normal shared basis, and can’t see any availability three months or more into the future, then this hostel may be being held for Exclusive Hire. You can check availability for Exclusive Hire on our dedicated website, or use our live chat service for more information.

Self-Catering Facilities

The hostel is self-catering only so we do not serve meals or alcohol. There’s a pub nearby which next door which serves meals and another approximately one mile away at Pucknowle which also serves meals. The nearest shop is a little one in the village pub and there is a Spar Shop at Burton Bradstock garage. There are supermarkets at Dorchester and Bridport.

Our self-catering kitchen has all the facilities you need to cook your meals during your stay including two gas hobs and ovens, a microwave, two toasters, two kettles, a domestic sized fridge, a domestic sized fridge freezer and a washing machine. There is no tumble dryer but there is an adequate dining room. There is enough cutlery, pots, pans and utensils for you to cook up a storm in our kitchen. If you're bringing younger hostellers we have a travel cot and high chair available for you to use. There's also an iron and ironing board.

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The length of our walking guides is given in miles and rounded to the nearest full mile (whole number) for simplicity. For short walks (of less than 2 miles) or walks that have a length that ends in .5, a more accurate walk length may be given in the first section of the walk introduction. For example, the Length in the header may be listed as 6 miles, and the introduction may confirm that the exact length of the walk is 5.5 miles. The walk length is calculated from the GPS file that was created by the walk author GPS tracking the walk whilst walking, using the iFootpath App GPS Tracker, meaning it is very accurate. Our bespoke tracker is particularly detailed and plots a walkers position about every 10 seconds. The tracker is calibrated to match two other reputable map and walking sources, Ordnance Survey and Nike. As with all standardised walk and map lengths, the distance does not take account of hills and slopes, just the distance you would measure using a piece of string on a flat map version of the terrain, so hilly walks will feel longer than stated. If you track the route using another GPS App or Tracker App or Fitness Device, you can expect the distance you record to be different due to different calibrations. This is particularly true of those Apps and devices that count your motion and steps – these can only guess the distance you have travelled with each step and so are much less accurate.

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