When: September 15 - 17
Trek grade: Demanding
Min. sponsorship: £490
Registration fee: £75

Stretching 95 miles between Old Harry Rocks in Dorset, to Orcombe Point in East Devon, the Jurassic Coast – England’s first Natural World Heritage Site – is the most geologically diverse coastline in the world. The exposed cliff sections allow you to look back through 185 million years of time.

We recommend you're an experienced walker with a good level of fitness - even then you'll require every ounce of determination to complete this challenge.

 

Itinerary

Day 1 - We meet at our campsite near Wool, Dorset, for a trek briefing, and get to know the rest of the group over dinner and an evening in camp.

There will be transport arranged to pick you up from Wool railway station if required.

Day 2 - Durlston Head – Kimmeridge 

After a good breakfast, we transfer (approx. 30 mins) to Durlston Head, a Country Park on the cliffs above Swanage. There are fabulous views from the Globe, which accompany us as we walk west along the hilly coastline. Our route dips down to reveal small bays and ledges with access to the sea, before climbing sharply up again … and again, and again! Finally, we see Kimmeridge Bay in the distance, with the distinctive Clavell Tower.

The bay is home to the most amazing rock-pool and, tide permitting, there will be time for a paddle or to look for fossils before we are transported back to our campsite (approx. 20 mins).

Trek approx 14 miles / 22km

Day 3 - Kimmeridge – Durdle Door

After breakfast we set out to rejoin the coastal path and continue walking west. We enter Lulworth Ranges – land used as Army firing ranges. Time permitting, we can detour inland to the poignant village of Tyneham, deserted in the 1940s when the War Office commandeered the land. We then approach the famous Lulworth Cove - formed by glacial waters melting on the way out to sea, this area of the Jurassic Coast is a geologist’s dream.

We continue to conquer our last steep uphill, over to Durdle Door, a clear arch in the rock and an outstandingly beautiful place to finish our tough weekend’s trek. We transfer back to our campsite to pack up and head home after an exhausting but exhilarating weekend!

Trek approx 9 miles / 14km

 

What's included?

  • All food, accommodation and camping equipment
  • Experienced Discover Adventure leaders, qualified tour guides, marshalls, cooks and drivers
  • Maps and route information
  • Transfers within trek
  • Full vehicle support
  • Optional pick-ups or drop offs from Wool Railway Station

We suggest bringing plenty of energy snacks to keep you going between stops!

 

Contact

For more information contact Anca Popescu (Events & Community Fundraising Executive) on 01372 755 041 or email: a.popescu@seeability.org