Trek the magnificent Jurassic Coast with Adventurous Ewe
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Jurassic Coast Trek

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Highlights

  • Hike along the challenging yet magnificent Jurassic Coast, England’s first UNESCO designated natural World Heritage Site
  • Trek this dramatic coastline with rocks recording 185 million years of the Earth’s history
  • Experience one of the most geologically diverse coastlines in the world
  • Pass Lulworth Cove and the iconic natural limestone arch of Durdle Door
  • With a recent history of mining, shipwrecks and smuggling, this remarkable stretch of coastline provides a dramatic trekking adventure
  • Fully supported hike with one night’s accommodation included.

Overview

The Jurassic Coast Trek Stretches 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 and a perfect setting for your epic one day trekking challenge. This striking shoreline, encompassing 185 million years of the Earth’s history, means you can trek many millions of years in geological time as you cover 22 miles in just one day. 

With a more recent history of mining, shipwrecks and smuggling, this is a fascinating stretch of coastline. Your trekking adventure will take in some of its most spectacular scenery, from the renowned natural stone archway of Durdle Door to the picturesque Lulworth Cove, as you continually climb and descend the steep hills of the Jurassic Coast.

If the above dates do not suit you and you have a group of over 12 people. Please get in touch as we’d be happy to set up a Jurassic Coast Trek that meets with your requirements. Simply email: info@adventurousewe.co.uk or call 01492 588 069.

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Evening 1

Make your way to the hostel to meet your fellow team-mates and Adventurous Ewe crew. Here you will have an event briefing in the early evening in preparation for your Jurassic Coast Trek.

If you are arriving by train, a transfer can be arranged for you at a set time from Wool rail station to the hostel if pre-booked one month prior to the event start date. Simply contact us at info@adventurousewe.co.uk

Please note, dinner is not included allowing you the flexibility to have what you wish.

Day 1

After an early start and a hearty breakfast you will leave the seaside town of Osmigton on the start of your 22 mile trekking challenge. Trekking along the scenic path you will pass through coastal hamlet of Osmington Mills leaving the magnificent views of Weymouth Bay behind you.

With the path hugging the coastline you will spot one of Dorset’s most photographed and iconic landmarks, Durdle Door, an impressive natural limestone arch.

Having a break from the coastal cliffs, you will trek the undulating green hills before reaching the clear blue waters and beautiful white pebble beach of Lulworth Cove, marking approximately the halfway point of your trek. The perfect place to enjoy your packed lunch of local produce.

Following more of the coastline before heading inland, you will continually climb and descend the steep hills of the Jurassic Coast before reaching your finishing point at Corfe Castle. Corfe Castle is a fortification standing above the village of the same name on the Isle of Purbeck in the English county of Dorset. Built by William the Conqueror. The castle dates to the 11th century and commands a gap in the Purbeck Hills on the route between Wareham and Swanage and provides an epic setting to the finish of your Jurassic Coast Trek. 

Return transfer to the train station can be provided or you are welcome to stay an additional night to further explore this incredible area of the UK. 

 

Why go

Homegrown trekking adventure

Since the COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on local communities and livelihoods, we’re keen to promote adventures on home ground particularly to help support the local tourism industry here whilst also giving you the chance to get out and explore our incredible Jurassic Coast in a safe and fun manner.

This trek has been designed to deliver an amazing experience and showcase the some of the most stunning landscapes along the Jurassic Coast whilst also giving you the chance to step out of your comfort zone and gain a greater understanding of the local environment and communities. Plus you can take pride in completing this epic 22 mile trek along such a dramatic and diverse coastline.

Pre-trek info

On booking your Jurassic Coast Trek, you will receive all the exciting trip info via our mobile travel app.

You’ll have access to your itinerary, trip countdown, live updates, contact info, weather forecasts, know before you go trip info, kit lists and much more at the touch of a button 24 hours a day via your mobile phone. No more unnecessary use of reams of paper to benefit the environment and the need of carrying around documents with you. A’ppy days.

Pre-trek support

With being a small family business we pride ourselves with providing personal, professional and friendly service. We appreciate that everyone has different levels of experience and reasons for wishing to embark on the Jurassic Coast Trek and therefore require varying levels of support and guidance. We’re here to help you every step of the way from the moment you join the flock all the way through to completing the trek and beyond. Jim and Sue’s knowledge and expertise stems from dozens of years of travelling and exploring the UK in order to fully support you in the lead up to your adventure.

Safety and well-being

Adventurous Ewe puts the safety and well-being of you, our leaders & crew and the communities we visit at the centre of all our operations, always. Your safety and well-being is our top priority. The Jurassic Coast Trek is challenging and requires individual preparation as the trek is designed to take you out of your every-day comfort zones and achieve something great. Rest assured we have a thorough Safety Management System, indepth risk assessments and risk management systems in place. Your safety and well-being is our top priority at all times.

For more info, please visit our Safety and Well-being page. 

Adventurous Ewe Leaders & Crew

You’ll be accompanied by certified Adventurous Ewe Leaders and Crew throughout your Jurassic Coast Trek. Our Leaders are first aid qualified and have extensive experience in leading treks throughout the UK. They will be ultimately responsible for the running of the itinerary and the safety of your group.

Leaders and Crew will carrying full safety equipment and mountain first aid kits with them at all times. Please note, these kits are for emergencies only so please come prepared with your own personal first aid items. The Leaders and Crew will also be in constant radio communication with the vehicle drivers and base throughout your trek.

Group size

The minimum group size for the Jurassic Coast Trek is 12 people. The maximum group size is 50 people, dependent on accommodation availability. 

You are most welcome to join the Jurassic Coast Trek as a group of family, friends or colleagues, a private bubble group or as a solo trekker. If you have a group of over 12 people, we would be more than happy to run a private trek for your team, your charity or your company. You are also welcome to use this trek as a fundraiser for the charity of your choice.

For any further info or to chat about running a bespoke trek, we’d love to hear from you at info@adventurousewe.co.uk or call 01492 588 069.  

Group management

The Jurassic Coast Trek is a team challenge and is not designed to be an individual competitive race. You’ll be taking part in the trek in teams of between 10 – 12 people with a dedicated Leader. We encourage team spirit and support of each other to ensure everyone has the best opportunity to complete the challenge and enjoy the journey along the way too.

These adventures are a fantastic way to meet like-minded people and share an incredible challenge whilst being accompanied and supported by friendly and experienced Adventurous Ewe Leaders and Crew.

Level of difficulty

The Jurassic Coast Trek is graded as a ‘Tough’ challenge given you will be trekking along the undulating coastline of the Jurassic Coast.

There are some steep ascents and descents on uneven terrain plus covering 22 miles in distance makes for a challenging one-day hike.

Weather conditions can be a major influence on this trek as well giving it’s coastal location, strong sea breezes can be a factor. However, training, preparation, quality kit and a good dose of gritty determination & endurance will see you get the most enjoyment and reward from this event. 

Please check the Met Office weather forecast prior to your trek so you are sufficiently prepared.

For training info and support please visit our Training & Kit webpage.

Training

A bespoke training programme will be provided when join the team for this trek to help you with your preparations.

We also have exclusive offers with our Training Partners and Communities – Her Spirit and the Bath Kettlebell Society. For more info, please visit our Training and Preparation page.

The more you are prepared, the more you will enjoy the challenge.

Our motto is: Train hard, smile harder and enjoy the journey!

Kit

A full kit list will be provided when you sign up for the Jurassic Coast Trek. Good kit can make the difference between a fantastic trek and an uncomfortable one. Well-worn in waterproof hiking boots are essential together with a good quality waterproof jacket AND trousers.

Exclusive discount codes for independent UK retailers Joe Brown / The Climbers Shop and ashmei athletic apparel will also be provided on booking.

Exclusive kit discount offers

To help you get the very best from your Jurassic Coast Trek we will provide you with an exclusive Adventurous Ewe discount code to use in independent Joe Brown / The Climbers Shop and ashmei athletic apparel both online and in store. They offer a large choice of kit that the staff themselves use while climbing, hiking, mountaineering, running, travelling or enjoying expeditions across the globe and they pride themselves on sharing their experience and knowledge of equipment so you can choose the right gear to suit you and the event you are taking part in.

Weather

The weather in along the Jurassic Coast can change rapidly so it is essential that you are prepared for all conditions including rain, wind and heat. In the week leading up to your trip we recommend checking the weather forecast and you will also receive weather updates via our mobile travel app.

Please note, the Leader/s reserve the right to change the itinerary at any time should the conditions require it as your safety and well-being is our top priority at all times.  In these circumstances we will make the best alternative arrangements possible that maintain the integrity of the original itinerary.

Accommodation

One night’s hostel accommodation is included as part of your Jurassic Coast Trek. You will be allocated single sex dorm rooms. Upgrades are available for an additional cost and dependent on availability.

If you would prefer a single room please let us know asap and we will make the arrangements for you dependent on availability. There will be an additional cost for this room dependent on the hotel, therefore please get in touch with us for further info at info@adventurousewe.co.uk.

 

Getting there

You’ll need to make your own way to the hostel either by car or train for your Jurassic Coast Trek. We recommend taking the train to help minimise the carbon footprint of this adventure. The closest train station is to the hostel is Wool and direct trains are available from London Waterloo. A transfer can be provided from Wool train station to your accommodation if pre-booked with us one month in advance of the trek.

Further info will be provided once you have signed up for this trek.

Food & drinks

As part of your Jurassic Coast Trek you’ll be provided with breakfast and a packed lunch of local produce and the checkpoints will have snacks and water refilling stations. Please note, dinner is not provided on the night of your arrival.

If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know one month prior to your trek start date.  Please bring your own water bottles or camelbaks/platypus (or similar) and flasks (if you wish to take a hot drink during your trek) and refill in the hostel to avoid the need of purchasing plastic water bottles.

Adventurous Ewe Water-To-Go Bottles

The impact of single use plastic is having on our landscape, wildlife and oceans, it is now more important than ever that we all make changes in order to help our planet. We may not be a huge global company but we’re passionate about playing our part and trying to make a huge difference collectively. Together we can dramatically reduce our consumption of single use plastics and support our responsible travel ethos of ‘Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but boot-prints, keep nothing but memories.’

You can make a difference too with taking part in the Jurassic Coast Trek and purchasing one of these environmentally friendly reusable alternative bottles compared to single-use plastic water bottles. Grab a Water-to-Go bottle through Adventurous Ewe and receive a 15% discount. Even better, Water-to-Go will donate a further 15% to our charity partner, Cool Earth. For more info please visit here or email us at susan@adventurousewe.co.uk to buy your Water-To-Go bottle.

Loos

Naturally there are bathroom facilities at the hostel however during your Jurassic Coast Trek the facilities will be limited along the route. There are some public toilets available along the trail and you can also pop into local cafes, pubs or similar. If you do, we encourage you to support the café or pub by means of purchasing a drink or treat yourself to a piece of cake if available.

Payment info

Deposit: £75 per person is required on booking. 

Remaining balance: £120 per person is due for payment no later than 4 weeks prior to the trek start date.

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As well as carefully crafting amazing and meaningful adventures across the planet, we’ve made booking them as flexible, safe and as simple as possible. 

For the latest info regarding booking and travelling with Adventurous Ewe, please visit our website.

Fundraising
You’re welcome to fundraise for a charity of your choice if you wish to do so. All sponsorship monies are to be sent directly to your chosen charity.

Book and travel with Confidence

As well as carefully crafting amazing and meaningful adventures across the planet, we’ve made booking them as flexible, safe and as simple as possible. With the ongoing impact of COVID-19, we’ve made a number of updates to our safety guidelines, flexible booking conditions and trip departures. For more info, please our Book and Travel with Confidence page. 

Booking security
Adventurous Ewe Financial Guarantee

Any monies paid to Adventurous Ewe for a trip are immediately placed into a Trust account and not used for the day-to-day operations of the company. So, in the unlikely event of our insolvency, money paid in respect of future travel will be refunded, in full. This pledge has been honoured since the foundation of Adventurous Ewe in 2007. No client has suffered financial loss outside our T&C’s whilst travelling with us.

Financial security

Rest assured, your money is safe in any and all circumstances. There has been and always will be full financial protection on your booking. If your adventure needs to be cancelled for any reason, like say a global pandemic, you won’t be left stuck and you’ll be offered plenty of alternative options thanks to our financial protection through our insurance with Towergate Travel through Zurich Insurance PLC. What’s more, in the very unlikely event of Adventurous Ewe going under, you’ll get your money back and be repatriated if you were on a trip at the time.

Stay connected

All your trip info will be sent to you through a travel mobile app which is free to download. You will receive an email from Adventurous Ewe with your personalised log in code for this app.

For the latest and greatest from the land of adventures, simply follow us at:
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You’re most welcome to use the hashtags
#ewecandoit #thisflockrock #adventurousewe

Emergencies

Your Adventurous Ewe Leader/s and Crew will have a mobile phones and radios communications in case of emergencies. The team are trained to deal with these situations. Please ensure you listen to your Leader during these times and refrain from putting any posts on social media during this time. Should you find yourself unable to continue with the trek, your Leader and crew will make the necessary arrangements. Depending on the situation, you will be met by the support vehicle (depending on access) and you will be transferred back to your accommodation or nearby medical facility as required. Your Emergency Contact at Adventurous Ewe HQ is Jim Young on 07747 346 588.

Our environmental charity partner, Cool Earth

We are very excited to have teamed up with leading climate change charity Cool Earth, who share our mission to protect the planet’s precious environment in a sustainable manner. The future of rainforest protection is where everyone makes a difference to climate change! We invest a % of our revenue into supporting critical conservation projects around the world through Cool Earth. You are most welcome to help make a difference too by sparing a few pennies. Please give what you can and help save the world’s rainforests today by clicking here. Just £2.50 will save 10 trees and lock up 10 tonnes of CO2. Together, we can all make a difference in helping preserve this precious and wonderful planet. Thank-ewe.

Departure & Return Duration Availability Deposit Total Cost* (*Total cost includes the deposit)
May 07, 2022
May 07, 2022
1 Days Available £75.00 £195.00 Book Now
Jul 08, 2022
Jul 08, 2022
1 Days Available £75.00 £195.00 Book Now

What's Included?

Before your trek:
  • Personalised trek support from your Adventurous Ewe team
  • Discount on personal kit from Joe Brown, The Climber’s Shop and ashmei athletic apparel both in shop and online
  • All trip info supplied via our free mobile travel app, Vamoos
  • Bespoke training guide and exclusive discount code for a strength & endurance kettlebell training programme
  • Public liability insurance
  • Risk assessment and emergency management planning.
During your trek:
  • Trek briefing the night prior to your trip
  • Certified Mountain Leaders
  • Vehicle transfers as outlined in your itinerary
  • Full back-up support including first-aid qualified staff and first-aid supplies
  • Entrance permission to national parks 
  • One nights accommodation in local hostel
  • Breakfast x 1
  • Packed lunch x 1
  • Checkpoint snacks and refilling of water bottle/s and thermos (please provide your own water bottles and thermos for refilling)
  • All trip management before, during and post event.

What's Not Included?

  • Transport to and from the hostel
  • Single room supplement
  • Dinner on the night of arrival
  • Personal items such as drinks, snacks, souvenirs, etc.
  • Personal expenses
  • Any expenses incurred with leaving the challenge early, ie. change of train tickets, accommodation, etc.

Sustainable and Responsible Travel

Adventurous Ewe is committed to delivering our treks in a responsible and ethical manner with sustainability at its core. We respect and aim to operate our adventures to benefit local people, their economy and the environment!

Some of the sustainable features embedded in our Jurassic Coast Trek are:

  • We only operate with small groups which have less impact on local communities and the environment and give you a more authentic experience
  • Using local crew who are qualified leaders and extremely experienced, passionate and knowledgeable
  • We do not use any single use plastic and refill water bottles and flasks to avoid the need to purchase bottled water
  • We stay in locally owned accommodation wherever possible
  • Our packed lunches are provided by a local cafe who use local produce and do not use any single use plastics 
  • Encourage our suppliers to adopt more sustainable practices and also choose suppliers who already have greener practices in place
  • We encourage you to travel to and from the Jurassic Coast via train in order to reduce carbon emissions
  • We do not use any route markers which are often made from plastic based products and non-biodegradable
  • Where possible, our Leaders collect any rubbish enroute
  • We recycle and reuse wherever possible
  • We always operate by our ‘Leave no trave ethos’ – Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but boot-prints, keep nothing but memories
  • By taking part in this trip you are helping us support the climate change charity, Cool Earth, and local environmental charity, the Snowdonia Society.

 

Location
UK
Duration
1 night & 1 day
Difficulty
Cost From
£195.00