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Jurassic Coast – Quick Escape

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Jurassic Coast – Quick Escape

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Grab a short break away and walk along England’s first World Heritage Site – the Jurassic Coast. Starting in Weymouth you will walk along the spectacular South West Coast Path taking in dramatic scenery, incredible geology and admire the millions of years’ of history before finishing in Poole. This path is a walker’s paradise, with ascents to rising cliffs and descents to hidden coves.

Quick Facts

  • 40 miles (65km) and 8451ft (2576m) of ascent
  • 3 nights’ accommodation
  • 3 days’ walking
  • Luggage transfers each walking day
  • Map and guide book plus detailed directions to your accommodation from the trail
  • Expert local knowledge and 24 hour emergency assistance during your trip

About & Details

Spanning 95 miles from Exmouth to Old Harry Rocks, the Jurassic Coast is England’s only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of Britain’s most popular tourist destinations. Walking this section between Weymouth and Poole is a feast for the senses, encompassing azure waters, quaint villages and incredible geology.

We take the stress out of your trip with expert local knowledge, hand-picked accommodation, luggage transfers and detailed support to help you find your way. You will need full walking kit including a waterproof jacket and trousers, a small day sack and comfortable walking boots. You will receive a more detailed kit list upon booking. This trip is based on 2 people sharing, so if you are a solo traveller please contact us for further details and we will be happy to help.

Inclusions

  • 3 nights’ accommodation in a good quality B&B or hotel with ensuite or private bathroom and breakfast
  • Luggage transfers each walking day
  • Map and guide book plus detailed directions to your accommodation from the trail
  • Expert local knowledge and 24 hour emergency assistance during your trip
  • Professional event organisation
Exclusions
  • Travel to the start and finish points of the trip
  • Lunches and evening meals
  • Personal insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects)
  • Guiding (please contact us if you would like this trip to be guided)

Optional Extras

  • Single room supplement £60 per person per night (subject to availability)
  • Solo traveller supplement £60 per person per night
  • Odd group supplement £60 per group per night may apply if a single room is required.
  • Extra night prior to start (single room) £145 per person
  • Extra night prior to the start (twin room, needs 2 people) £90 per person
  • Extra night at the end of the event (single room) £145 per person
  • Extra night at the end of the event (twin room, needs 2 people) £90 per person

Please select from Optional Extras at checkout.

Getting there and back

Getting There

By road:

  • Routes from the north: M5, A37, A3066, A30, A358, A35 & B3165
  • Routes from the east: A30, A354, A338, A303, A31 & A35
  • Routes from the west: A30, A35 &A3052

By public transport: There are mainline train services from London Waterloo and Bristol.

By air:
The nearest airports are Bristol, Exeter & Bournemouth International.

Getting Away

By public transport: There are frequent train services running direct to London which take approximately 2 hours 30 minutes. 

By air: The nearest airport is Bournemouth International airport which is served by a number of different airline.

Evening meals and lunches

You can purchase evening meals either at the accommodation or nearby. When our event planners send you the schedule with itinerary you could prearrange directly with the accommodation or during the walk.

For lunches we would suggest bringing some of your own favourite snack bars and then asking the accommodation for a packed lunch for the following day and also supplementing that at stops en-route.

Accommodation

Accommodation is generally at B&B, guest houses and small hotels. Once booked in, your event planner will send you a list of your booked accommodation. It is possible to adjust according to preference at this stage so please mention it if you wish to change.

Dog-friendly

If you would like to bring your four legged friend, then we will do our best to source dog friendly accommodation. It is usually possible but if it were not, then we would suggest a change of date to enable it or offer a refund. There may be a small surcharge for the overnight stays. Therefore, once booked in, please alert your event planner that you would like to bring your dog and we can proceed from there.

Need a guide?

If you would prefer to have a guide for your walk, even just for one day, then we are happy to help. We can provide a qualified leader (also first aid qualified) to lead your trek or on just one of the sections. Just ask us.
A guide can not only take the stress out of navigation, but you will also find them a great asset in terms of providing an insight into all things environment and nature.

After you book

After placing your booking with us, you will in the first instance receive an automated email from our system confirming receipt of your reservation. If you don’t receive it, it is worth checking your spam/clutter folder.

In the process of placing your booking, you will generally set up an access password to our online gateway where you can review the details of the booking.

Your personal event planner will then be in touch with you to start to confirm the details. This contact will usually be taken up in the working day after receipt of your booking, but may, in busy times, take a little longer. The event planner will then liaise with you regarding the details of the course. If you have any specific requirements, please do mention it at this stage.

At the end of your trip

Unfortunately, all good things come to an end at some point and when you arrive at Poole, you have one of several options. If you have not booked an additional night’s stay then we can transfer your luggage to a location of your choice. From there you may have onward travel arranged as per the ‘Getting There and Back’ tab above.

Some people like to treat themselves to a night’s stay in Poole at the end. And why not? You’ve earned it. You can arrange this as an optional add on with your event planner.

Dates and prices

For available dates please see the ‘book now’ option on the left hand side on desktops or at the bottom on mobiles. You can reserve your space via this route.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival in Weymouth

    Arrive at your accommodation in Weymouth.

  • Day 2 - Weymouth to Lulworth

    Your first day’s walk starts with a climb up out of Weymouth and along the cliff tops.  As a reward for your efforts, the impressive sight of Durdle Door awaits – a natural limestone sea arch which is one of Dorset’s most photographed landmarks. Admire Lulworth Cove and its crystal clear waters before descending to Lulworth for your overnight stay.

    11 miles (18km) and 2080ft (634m) of ascent.

  • Day 3 - Lulworth to Worth Matravers

    Today is the most demanding section of the trip so be prepared for some challenging walking. The route heads through a military firing range between Lulworth and Kimmeridge. It is one of the highlights of the Jurassic Coast but can only be used when the range is not in use. If firing is taking place, there will be a diversion available. Next up on the route is Kimmeridge Bay where you will find fossils aplenty. Finally, the path heads down and inland to the charming village of Worth Matravers.

    15 miles (24km) and 4055ft (1236m) of ascent.

  • Day 4 - Worth Matravers to Poole

    Your last day’s walk will leave St. Aldheim’s Head behind as you head across the cliffs to Dancing Ledge where you will see a small swimming pool that was carved into the rock at the start of the 20th century. Next on the list today are Durlston Country Park and National Nature Reserve. From here, carry on towards Swanage where you will be treated to amazing views of Old Harry Rocks and the Needles on the Isle of Wight. After passing Studland Bay you will reach South Haven Point where you will find a commemorative marker, celebrating the end of the South West Coast Path. You will then need to catch the ferry to Sandbanks and on to Poole where your walk with us will end.

    14 miles (23km) and 2316ft (706m) of ascent.

Disclaimer

Please note: This itinerary is a guide only. It can be subject to change dependent upon viability, course members’ fitness, weather conditions, accommodation availability, or for any other reason that may be deemed necessary. Any timings are approximate and for guidance purpose only.

We will always endeavour to accommodate you in the locations detailed in the above itinerary. Due to very high demand, some accommodation providers may occasionally have limited availability and so we may need to accommodate you in an alternative location, nearby. In this case, we will arrange a taxi transfer for you to take you from the trail to your accommodation and back again the following morning. An additional charge may be payable. We will notify you of this when confirming your booking.

Why book with us

We know you have a choice of companies providing trips for your next adventures. Here are some of the reasons you should choose to travel with Maximum Adventure:

  • We are an established adventure travel business
  • We have been trading since 2002
  • We are financially protected in accordance with the 1992 travel regulation
  • Knowledgeable and available office staff
  • Qualified leaders and guides with ascents ranging from Ben Nevis to Mount Everest
  • All activities are risk assessed
  • We will provide you with the best service available
  • We are aware this is your holiday/your challenge and will do our best to make it an enjoyable and rewarding experience
  • We have many repeat clients stretching back over a number of years
20+ years adventure organisation experience
Full liability & financial protection
Leading provider of high quality adventure challenges
Great team of staff to support you

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