Jurassic Trek Weymouth Poole Picture 1
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Best Time of Year: Year Round

Max alt:  100m

Dist:  60k

Min age:  18

Duration:  3

Jurassic Challenge Trek Weymouth to Poole

Trek Adventure

Join Adventure Cafe in exploring England's first World Heritage Site - The Jurassic Coast. It is a challenging distance over undulating terrain. which will be greatly rewarded by spectacular views of coastal formations.


Day One you will start out from Weymouth walking through the many bays and inlets that are typical of this coastline before finally observing Durdle Door's exposed sedimentary layers of the fantastically twisted Portland limestone. We will push on from Lulworth to Kimmeridge 26km approx. From here we will transfer to our over night accomodation. 

Day Two you will transfer back to Kimmeridge before continueing the walk along this stunning Coastline. We we walk around St Albans and Durlston head before walking through Swanage and onto our end location in Studland. 26km approx. 

 

 

 


Itinerary

 

Day 1 - Meet in the beautiful town of Weymouth. After a short event briefing we depart on our trek to Lulworth. The route will mostly follow the South West Coastal Path which stretches over 1000km, climbing about 1518m. Total distance apx. 19km

Day 2 - We start out from your overnight location in Lulworth, the route follows the length of the pebble beach, rejoining the coastline on the longer of the two days. Total distance apx. 23km The route will be mostly following the South West Coastal Path which does stretch over 1000km, climbing about 1518m to your final destination of Swanage. Total distance apx. 23km

Day 3 - We complete the challenge with a short mornings walk back to the beautiful town of Poole. 20k

 

Route Map


Accommodation

You will be spending two nights in comfortable but clean bunkhouse style accommodation. 

 

What is a Level 3.5 Trekking Challenge Like?

These challenges are either longer, higher, or span several days. In the case of single day events, you can expect up to 12 hours trekking. In the case of a multi day trek, you can expect lower daily durations - but of course - the effort is sustained over a longer period. You need to be keen on physical exercise for these events, and to enjoy taking exercise, and to do it regularly. Longer duration long haul treks are likely to be easier in terms of the physical walking, however, you will need to be more resilient - due to simple living conditions - ie using same clothes for several days, lack of washing facilities, simple food, and maybe camping - this forms an integral part of the challenge.

 

How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 3.5 ‘Trek’?

You need to have good endurance for these events. You must be used to doing very long walks in the countryside - 7 hours + . You should be doing regular exercise - possibly with some running. Your running speed will be around 10-11 minute miling, and you should be able to run a minimum of 4 to five miles. If you do not run, you should be concentrating on other types of exercise - but for longer periods of time (i.e. sessions in excess of 1.5 hrs.) - these other forms of exercise should be at a moderate to high level.

 

Medical Issues

 

Please note, it is extremely important for this physical challenge that you are in good health. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, please consider carefully whether you should be joining the challenge. Please ensure you fill in the booking form accurately and honestly, this is important. In the case of serious conditions (epilepsy, diabetes, heart conditions, recent illness or operations), please discuss the challenge with your GP. Please also ensure you notify us of any allergies or similar.

You should be used to walking reasonable distances each day to contemplate this trek. It requires stamina and good aerobic fitness - but good willpower will also come in handy! Failure to disclose medical conditions is a serious omission - that could have serious repercussions on any of our challenges.

 

Included In Trip

Qualified leaders and marshals (numbers depending upon the number of participants on the challenge).

2 nights accommodation in bunkhouse style accommodation with breakfast.

2 Lunches. 

 

Excluded From Trip

Transport to the start point (Weymouth) / transport from end point (Poole).

Baggage and personal equipment transfers (if less than 12 participants are attending).

Dinners.

 

Equipment Required

Medikit
Suncream, blister repair kit, plasters, vaseline, painkillers, sunbloc

Washkit
Pack towel (lifesystems recommended), soap (small bar)
shampoo (not a full size bottle!), toothbrush, toothpaste (small size)

Hill walking items
Sleeping bag or sleeping bag liner - please check whether you require a sleeping bag
Day sack (25-35 litre)
Rucksack liner(s) / plastic liner(s) 
Bladder system (highly recommended - or other water bottles e.g. exercise bottle/Nalgene bottle)
Walking poles (highly recommended)
Sun hat (wide brimmed), neck scarf
Lunches - you may wish to pre-pack lunches, but please check this with us
Snack foods - we recommend good slow burning items - nuts, dried fruit, cereal bars etc.

Warm clothing
Lightweight fleece, medium weight Fleece
Lightweight gloves, heavy gloves (mitten type recommended)
Fleece hat, balaclava

Trek Clothing
Long cotton trekking trousers, 1 pair tracksuit bottoms
Comfortable trekking shirts (long/short sleeved)
Walking boots (broken in with ankle protection)
Gaiters (appropriate to moor wilderness / moorland treks - please ask!)
Walking socks, liner Socks, underwear
1 change of casual evening wear

Waterproofs
Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (Gore-tex, E-vent) & Outer Waterproof Bottoms

Other
Toilet roll / pack of travel tissues, spare lace, camera, film / memory card / spare battery

Wallet, credit cards, cash, sunglasses, spare comfortable shoes, penknife

Mobile phone (packed in a plastic bag deep inside your day pack!), emergency rations (energy foods - for the tough days on trek), head torch with spare batteries and bulb

Kit Hire

It is possible to hire equipment via our specialist kit hire providers Outdoor Hire Ltd. We have negotiated a 10% discount for all our mountain challengers.

 

Safety Information

By nature all activities contain an element of risk. Your marshals/leaders will be first aid qualified and will carry the appropriate safety kit for the activity, such as mountain safety shelters, walking rope and from time to time mobile radios. Safety equipment carried will be appropriate to trip. The marshals/leaders primary role is to ensure your safety, but it is your responsibility to listen to their guidance and instructions.

 

Weather

Expect mild weather but possibly rainshowers. Plan for these conditions, and if we encounter anything more benign, then that will be a bonus for us!

 

Notes on Trekking Events

Trek the Mountains of the World with Adventure Cafe, and our fantastic team of qualified leaders. From the UK, to the Alps, Pyrenees, Atlas Mountains, Himalayas and even Kilimanjaro. Put our International Mountain Leaders to the test!

 

Adventure Cafe Booking Terms and Conditions

By booking an event with Adventure Cafe, you agree to these standard terms of booking. Please ensure that you read the appropriate document for your type of event carefully.

Adventure Cafe Terms & Conditions - For all types of event


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This Challenge is for exclusive group departures – please call us for more information


 

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