Jurassic Coast Weekend
Your trek along the Jurassic Coast, England’s first Natural World Heritage Site, will be an enjoyable and memorable one. Stretching 95 miles between Old Harry Rocks in Dorset to Orcombe Point at Exmouth in East Devon, the Jurassic Coast is the most geologically diverse coastline in the world. The exposed cliff sections allow you to look back through 185 million years of time, including the whole of the Mesozoic Era.
Starting at Durlston Head, just outside Swanage we trek a total of 23 miles (36 km) over two days using the South West Coastal Path.
We camp at a lovely campsite in the renowned village of Kimmeridge on Saturday night a short distance from the famous Kimmeridge Bay where you will see amazing rock pools (tide permitting).
We meet at campsite near Kimmeridge in the early evening for dinner and an evening briefing. After a good meal we have an opportunity to get to know the rest of the group and then a good night’s sleep ready for the rest of the weekend.
After a good breakfast we transfer to Durlston Country Park Visitor Centre for the start of our hiking challenge. There’s a chance for a few words of send off at ‘The Globe’. We will be walking for approx 8 hours along the South West Coastal Path, with the occasional opportunity to drop down to walk to the waters edge. We pass Anvil Point, Blackers Hole, Dancing Ledge, Winspit then round St Alban’s Head. From here we glimpse Chapmans Pool down below us and away in the distance we will see our evening destination – Kimmeridge Bay. The Bay is home to the most amazing rock pool and tide permitting there will be time for a paddle before we are transported up the road and into the village of Kimmeridge to our campsite for the night. Trek approx 22km / 14 miles.
After breakfast we set out towards the coastal path again and continue walking west. The path tus high above several bays as we head towards the most famous of all, Lulworth Cove which was formed by glacial waters meltingon the way out to sea, and onto Durdle Door which is clear hole in the cliff formation made by the sea; this makes a fitting end to our coastal trek. After a group photograph at the finish point, we transfer back to the campsite to pack up and head for home after an exhausting but exhilarating weekend! Approx 14km / 9 miles.
The tour cost includes all accommodation, meals and camping equipment except sleeping bag and sleeping mat. It also includes full trip support of experienced Discover Adventure leaders, drivers and cooks.
As a general guide, items not included in the tour cost are your personal travel insurance (optional), any extra meals, drinks, personal items and entry to any optional tourist sites you may wish to visit.
Approx. £50 is recommended for personal expenses. We strongly recommend you carry a credit card in case of personal emergency.