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Cornwall, Exmoor and Dorset  Coastal Event

Exmoor & Dorset Jurassic Coastal weekend Saturday 25th to Monday 27th May 2024 

The beaches, sea, high cliffs and undulating coastal paths are the main sights of this Exmoor & Dorset event so the whole walking distance will be along the South West Coastal Path. On Saturday we will walk a classic Dorset coastal walk, starting from the coast town of Bournemouth and walk along the coast to the famous Old Harry's Rock via a short ferry crossing at Sandland and continue all the way to Swanage.  On Sunday we will walk the classic and most imfamous Tintagel Castle walk and will have an opportunity to visit the legendry King Arthur castle. On Monday we will be walking along a very contrasting Exmoor National Park, Somerset coastal paths walking through beautiful fishing villages and wonderful coastline. 

 

Saturday: Classic Dorset coast walk (10 miles, 100% coastal walk, undulating)

Sunday: Cornwall Tintagel Castle walk (12 miles, 100% coastal walk, undulating)

Monday: Exmoor National Park walk (11 miles, 100% coastal walk, undulating)


You can email me via michaelwk16@yahoo.com for details on cost how to secure a place.

Transportation: Transportation is provided if departing from London. I will sort out all of the transportation logistics for the whole group. Organise the departure point, exchange drivers and members contact details in advance and ensure the drivers get to every location during the event on time. All my volunteer drivers are experienced, regular and confident drivers. I will co-ordinate the whole group to meet at Coulsdon South Station (zone 6) for early Saturday morning at 8am.

Meals: I will reserve good restaurants at Lulworth cove on Saturday evening, many will have a good seafood, vegetarian and vegan choice. Sunday and Monday breakfast will be at the Premier Inn hotel and on Sunday we will have evening meals in Cornwall.

No circular coastal routes: The beaches, sea, high cliffs and undulating coastal paths are the main sights of Cornwall/Exmoor/Dorset so the whole walking distance will be along the South West Coastal Path. Other walking groups will walk a circular route and finish back at the starting point. For this event to maximise the coastal experience we will have cars strategically parked at the finishing point of each walk which maybe up to 10 miles away from the starting point, ready to pick up the group after a long day’s walk. No other groups will do this as the logistics are complicated and time consuming for the drivers.

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Proposed Schedule

Saturday 25th May 2024

08:00             Meeting at Coulsdon South Station (London, Zone 6)

08:00-10:30   Drive from Coulsdon South to Bournemouth seafront

10:35-11:35   Walk along the seafront to Sandland ferry station

11:40-11:50   Ferry from Sandland to Studland

12:00-13:30   Walk to Old Harry's Rock

13:30-15:00   Walk from Old Harry's Rock to Swanage (seaside town)

15:00-15:45   Long break at Swanage with the many cafes and shops

15:45-18:00   Walk from Swanage pass Kimmeridge and finish at Tyneham

18:30-19:00   Drive to Lulworth Cove for dinner

19:00-20:30   Dinner at Lulworth Cove

20:35-21:30   Travel to Premier Inn in Tiverton

Sunday 26th May 2024

07:00-08:00    Breakfast at Premier Inn Tiverton

08:00-10:00    Travel to Cornwall 

10:20-16:30    Tintagel Castle Classic Cornwall coastal walk 

16:30-17:30    Travel to Bude for swim in the sea or gentle beach walk   

Monday 27th May (Bank Holiday Monday)

07:00-08:00    Breakfast at Premier Inn Tiverton

08:30-09:30    Travel to Lynton (Exmoor National Park)

09:30-15:30    Walk from Lynton to Combe Martin with many breaks (12 miles)

16:00-19:30    Drive back at Coulsdon South Station

Fitness:  This Cornwall/Exmoor/Dorset event is suitable for members of an average fitness level.  With most coastal walks there will be hills to walk up, this gives this coastal the fantastic scenery.  Each hill would only take an average member 8-10 minutes of strenuous walking, each will reward you a fantastic viewpoint.  You should be able to walk a minimum 2.5 miles per hour on a varied terrain and able to walk 1.5 hours continuously with a 10 minute break. There will be many breaks to enjoy the scenery, take photos and to rest.  

Securing a place: My events are normally over subscribed.  You can reserve your place on any event, months in advance with a £50 deposit.  I understand that member’s work, family & personal situation can change therefore do not require the balance until 10 days prior to the start of each event.  If you can no longer attend before transferring the balance, deposits can be transferred to any other event within the year's programme.

KIT LIST

Essentials: 

Good waterproof jacket.  Even with no rain forecasted a waterproof jacket can be used to keep your warm during our early morning starts.

Hiking boots (with good grip and ankle support) - don’t forget to bring good quality hiking socks 

2 change of clothing. A few warm items for our early morning starts: base layer, warm fleece, gloves, beanie

Items for hot conditions: broad beam hat, a cap, sun block, sun glasses

 

Other items: 

Wash kit. towels will be provided at the hotel.  A daypack to hold your day kit (water, snacks, jacket)

 

Trainers to wear in the cars/minibus 

After Old Harry's Rock we will walk to Swanage and have a long break. After Swanage we will finally stop at Tyneham.   We will drive to Lulworth Cove for dinner at one of the many restaurants.  We will be staying at a Premier Inn Hotel at Yeovil.

Break at Lulworth Cove - ice cream, coffee, beer

14:15-15:15   Final walk up to Durdle Door - you will have time to swim if you wish

15:15-18:30   Walk from Durdle Door to Osmington

19:00-20:30   Pub restaurant dinner at Osmington

 

 

07:00-08:00    Breakfast at Premier Inn

08:30-09:30    Travel to West Bay

09:30-15:30    Walk from West Bay to Lyme Regis (10 miles and 4 hills)

15:30-16:30    Long break after walk

16:30-19:30    Drive back at Coulsdon South Station

 

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