Jurassic Coast -

Jurassic Coast

Support the Kenward Trust by walking the Jurassic coast; we begin our walk in Worth Matravers which takes us along some of the finest sections of the Jurassic coast. The walk will be fully supported and guided giving you an educational and enjoyable experience.

Included:

2 night’s accommodation hostel
All meals during challenge 
Water stops and refreshments
Fully guided route
Support vehicle available at certain points

Day 1

Arrival

Arrival at Lulwoth Cove YHA late afternoon which is located just 1 mile from Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove should you wish to explore thew area in the afternoon on arrival.
A full briefing will be given in the evening by the guides followed by a welcome dinner.

Please note our accommodation location may change due to availability in the area. Our accommodation will be confirmed 2 weeks before the challenge start date. 

Day 2

Worth Matravers – Lulworth cove 20.3km (12.6 miles)

After a hearty breakfast we transfer by minibus over to worth Matravers for the start of our walk back to camp. Our first day takes us along some of the most beautiful and remote sections of the Jurassic coast but also one of the highlights.

The route is challenging throughout with a lot of climbing and descent but it does offer us some striking views and colourful landscape and many interesting points to see along the way.

Highlights day two:

  • The Clavell Tower: visible for miles, the tower was built in the early 1830s as a folly and observatory and has inspired a number of writers, including Thomas Hardy and P.D. James
  • Fossils Kimmeridge bay
  • Flower’s Barrow: the visible remains of an Iron Age fort, which interestingly has never been excavated. The combination of the dramatic effects of coastal erosion, the geological folding and the remains of the Fort make this an extraordinarily breathtaking sight.
  • The Fossil Forest: designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, the beach at the foot of Bindon Hill has the most complete fossil record of a Jurassic Forest in the world. Look out for the round, bulbous lumps of rock near the sea which are thought to be
    135 million years old.
  • The beautiful horseshoe bay of Lulworth cove
  • On our approach into campsite is Lulworth stair hole where the sea is washing away the limestone to form a cove. From here you can see the extraordinary folds of rock known as the Lulworth crumple.
Day 3

Lulworth – Weymouth 14km (8.75miles)

For our final day walking straight from our campsite as we head towards Weymouth , still an equally challenging start to the day but becoming a lot easier as the day progresses. This shorter day allows us time to spend time taking in the impressive archway of Durdle Door this area has remnants of a fossil forest and fossil ripple marks are embedded in to the rock slabs.
After 9km we stop off for lunch at the Smugglers inn, known to have been the home of the leader of the most notorious gang of smugglers in the area during the 18th and 19th centuries. We then take on the last 5km to our finish point just short of Weymouth centre.

Highlights day three:

  • Durdle Door: this perfect limestone archway is undoubtedly one of the most well known and well photographed points of the entire South West Coast Path.
  • The extraordinary geology of Bat’s Head and the views of Durdle Door beyond.
  • The views from White Nothe: this is one of the highest cliffs along the Dorset Coast and offers superb views of Weymouth and the Isle of Portland.
  • Ringstead Bay: this peaceful pebbly beach is a great spot for rock pooling and is also popular with fossil hunters.
  • Osmington and Osmington Mills: this area of Dorset was visited by the great landscape painter John Constable, who actually stayed in Osmington during his honeymoon. A painting of the Bowleaze Cove hangs in the National Gallery

 

Essential Information

Cost £325.00 per person

Option 1
TOTAL TRIP COST PAID BY YOU:
Deposit:                    £75.00
Final Balance          £250.00
Fundraise:               As much as you can through sponsorship!

Option 2
RAISE  MINIMUM SPONSORSHIP WHICH COVERS ALL TRIP COSTS:
Deposit: £75.00
Final Balance          £
Fundraise:               A minimum of £550.00 through sponsorship
(60% of which must be paid to the charity 4 weeks prior to the trip with the balance no later than 4 weeks after)

What are the group sizes?
Our maximum size group is 12 per Mountain Leader and minimum we run with is 6

Who will be leading the group?
We employ experienced and fully qualified Mountain Leaders to accompany and lead you. They are Mountain First Aid trained and have extensive experience in leading in the mountains and the three peaks challenge.  They will be ultimately responsible for your safety on the trek and the rest of the group. They will be carrying full safety equipment and mountain first aid kits.

How many breaks will be taken during the trek and for how long?
The timing of breaks is quite liberal and there will be scheduled breaks for 5minutes, the exact times and places of your breaks will very much depend on the weather and the well-being of your group. When ascending and descending in order to maintain a healthy and steady pace.

What is the weather likely to be like?
The weather in the U.K. can be very changeable, it can be Glorious sunshine down at the base but be wet and windy on the summit. It is not uncommon for it to change from clear blues skies to rain and fog in moments. It is important to follow the advice we give and carry the correct kit (please see kit list).

Clothing

In preparation for the Jurassic Coast challenge you are on please read the basic equipment you need to bring. As we are all on a minibus please ensure to bring just the basic equipment. Get The Right Equipment: Our seasons now are only determined by the temperature of the rain! You need clothing and equipment for all weathers. It is very possible to encounter heavy rain and high winds one day, then hot and dry conditions on the following day. Take plenty of fresh base layers, underwear and socks, and something comfortable to travel in. Walking boots are essential – You should always have a minimum of one whistle within your team, some extra food, and a head torch with spare batteries in your rucksack, even if you expect to finish in daylight. Personal first aid kit.

Equipment list

  • Rucksack15 – 25 litre rucksack should be sufficient for you to carry your own spare clothing, water, camera, and all your personal kit including, snacks and water. Preferably your rucksack should have with waist belt to help distribute the weight and a whistle for safety provisions.
  • Kit bag for clean clothes.
  • Fleece Jacket or Wind Stopper – A full zip version is easier to put on and has better ventilation than a pull over style.
  • Water Bottle – 2 litres of water in bladder or bottles.
  • Waterproofs – Waterproof top and bottoms – – Breathable waterproof jacket that has a good hood. Waterproof trousers can be of lighter weight than the top.
  • Hat and gloves – A pair of thin liner gloves you can keep on the whole time if you need to.
  • Phones cameras in waterproof dry bag or equivalent
  • Snacks/energy food – for you entire challenge
  • Head torch – with spare batteries you will be walking in the dark at some point
  • Walking poles – if you use to them are good for descents and preventing injuries when your ankles get weak towards the end of your challenge.
  • Socks – Change of socks (2 pairs)
  • Base layer – Preferably Merino wool or synthetic wicking layer with a long sleeved top and long-johns.
  • Warm jacket or Primaloft jacket with a hood – needs to fit over all insulation layers and should not be heavy or bulky. A must for the evenings and early morning. This should also fit into your day bag for use during the day should it be required.
  • TROUSERS – 1 pair of synthetic / nylon or polyester trekking trousers. Zip off trousers may be handy for hot days. Avoid cotton trousers as they absorb & hold moisture easily and thereby have a cooling effect.
  • Boots – Well broken in boots/walking shoes, suggest boots in preference over shoes/fell trainers as with tiredness comes weak ankles. Also walking in dark doesn’t afford good foot placement. (If you’re flying wear these on the plane as lost luggage is ok as we can lend buy hire everything else but worn in boots we cannot help you with).
  • Ear Plugs (optional)

Miscellaneous Kit

  • Toiletries – Including wet-wipes & hand gel. Hand gel must be used diligently at all times to help avoid any sickness being shared within the group.
  • Nappy Sacs– For waste and rubbish. We pride ourselves in leaving no trace while travelling, so please ensure you carry all your rubbish with you including toilet tissues and dispose of it appropriately where rubbish bins are provided.
  • Personal first aid kit – Please bring any personal medication plus paracetamol, brufen. Also bring some plasters/Compeed etc for your feet to help prevent blisters, antiseptic cream/ointment/wipes, rehydration salts (ie. dioralyte), anti-histamines.
  • Contact lenses / glasses – contact lens wearers should consider bringing glasses, as the dry air and dust plus the difficulty with cleaning, can cause problems with using contact lenses.
Difficulty Rating
This challenge has a rating of Medium
Cost
£ 325

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