The Trussell Trust Jurassic Coast Trek |

The Trussell Trust Jurassic Coast Trek

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  • PRIVATE GROUP TREK: for Corporate Partners of The Trussell Trust only
  • Hike along the challenging yet magnificent Jurassic Coast, England’s first UNESCO designated natural World Heritage Site
  • Starting at the iconic Lulworth Cove and finishing at the coastal town of Swanage
  • Trek 21 miles of 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
  • With a recent history of mining, shipwrecks and smuggling, this remarkable stretch of coastline provides a dramatic trekking adventure
  • Fully supported hike accompanied by friendly Mountain Leaders in support of The Trussell Trust.


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. Starting near the renowned natural stone archway of Durdle Door to the picturesque Lulworth Cove, your route climbs and descends the steep hills of the Jurassic Coast for 21 miles before reaching the finish in the coastal town of Swanage.

Deposit: £75 per person payable on booking

Sponsorship: £350 per person sent directly to The Trussell Trust

Day 1

Lulworth Cove to Swanage – approx 21 mile trek

After an early start you will leave West Lulworth near the iconic Lulworth Cove for the start of your 21 mile trekking challenge. Your route follows the coast line all the way to the sea.

Traversing a lengthy stretch of rugged terrain towards the end of the South West Coast Path, the Lulworth Cove to Swanage segment of this famous long distance walk will expose you to the challenging landscape and stunning views that can be found along the Dorset Coast. There is a large amount of elevation gain spread throughout this route

You will make your way up the steep hillside to the northeast to skirt around the cove before descending towards the Fossil Forest that offers a great window into the geological history of the region. Walking along the water’s edge, you will traverse the undulating landscape and make your way through a series of climbs and descents that are sure to give your legs a great workout.

After travelling around St Alban’s Head and taking in the breath-taking views across the English Channel, you will follow the trail to the east along the rugged coast before turning north through the Durlston Country Park to pass by the historic Durlston Castle. From here, it is a relatively short stretch along the shoreline that will bring you to the end point of your epic trek in Swanage.

A toast of celebratory bubbles will be served to commend your great achievements with your team-mates.

We recommend trekkers stay the night in Swanage following such a long day of hiking. 

Pre-trek info

On booking The Trussell Trust Jurassic Coast Trek, you’ll receive all the exciting event info via our mobile travel app. You’ll have access to all your trek info, training guide, countdowns, live updates, contact info, weather forecasts, kit lists and much more at the touch of a button 24/7 via your mobile phone. No more unnecessary use of reams of paper and the need of carrying around documents with you. The app is free to download and all info is customary to your adventure ahead. A’ppy days.

Pre-trek support

Adventurous Ewe

With being a small family business we pride ourselves with providing personal, professional and friendly service when you book onto the Jurassic Coast Trek. We appreciate that everyone has different levels of experience and reasons for wishing to embark on this 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 sign up, to all the way through to completing the trekking challenge and beyond. The team’s knowledge and expertise stems from dozens of years of exploring the UK so they’re well placed to support you in the lead up to your adventure.

The Trussell Trust

  • Fundraising support and advice
  • Support on your fundraising journey
  • Dedicated account manager
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 preparation as it is designed to take you out of their 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. 

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

Leaders and crew

You will be accompanied by certified and local Adventurous Ewe Mountain Leader/s on this trek. Our Leader/s are first aid qualified and have extensive experience in leading expeditions throughout the UK. They will be ultimately responsible for the running of the itinerary and the safety of your group. Leaders 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. 

Group management

The Jurassic Coast Trek is a team challenge and not designed to be individual competitive race. You will be taking part in teams of up to 10 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. This night trek is a fantastic way to meet like-minded people and share an incredible adventure whilst being accompanied and supported by friendly and experienced Adventurous Ewe Leaders.

Trip grading

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 21 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.


A bepsoke training programme will be provided when you join this trip to help you with your preparations. We also have exclusive offers with our Training Partners and Communities – Her Spirit and Strength & Movement Coach, Peter Lant. For more info, please visit our Training & 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 list

A full kit list will be provided when you register for this trip or you can download the Trip Notes for this trek. Good kit can make the difference between a fantastic adventure and an uncomfortable one. Well worn in waterproof hiking boots are essential.

An exclusive Adventurous Ewe discount code will be provided for specialist outdoor retailers on joining this trek.

Exclusive kit discount code

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 at a specialist outdoor retailer 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 this trek.


The weather along the Dorset coastline 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 Met Office Weather Forecast. 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 wellbeing 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.


There is no accommodation included with your Jurassic Coast Trek giving you the flexibility to stay when and where you would like according to your budget.

Given that the hike is 21-miles in distance in one day, we strongly recommend that you get some rest prior to your return journey home, especially if you are driving.

A list of recommended accommodation places will be provided when you register for this challenge.

Getting there

Starting point: Lulworth Cove
Finishing point: Swanage

You will need to make your own way to and from the start and finish points of this trek. Depending on demand, there may be a coach service available from Swanage to Lulworth Cove for the start of the trek. Tickets for this service will need to be pre-ordered and pre-paid.

Further information will be provided when you register for this challenge.

Food & drinks

A lite breakfast will be provided at the start of your trek. Checkpoint snacks and water refills will be available during the course of your trek. Celebratory snacks & bubbles will be served at the finish of your trek.

Please also bring some of your own favourite snacks for the trek and a water bottle/s or camelbaks/platypus (or similar) and a flask (if you wish to take a hot drink during your challenge) which can be re-filled at the checkpoints to avoid the need of using plastic water bottles.


Sponsorship package for The Trussell Trust:
Registration fee: £75 per person required on booking (non refundable).
Sponsorship: £350 minimum sponsorship for The Trussell Trust. 100% of money raised goes to The Trussell Trust.
The Trussell Trust will provide you with fundraising support and guidance.
Please note, any cancellations made after 24 May 2023, will result in participants having to pay 100% of the balance of their trip (£110pp). 


Departure & Return Duration Availability Deposit Total Cost* (*Total cost includes the deposit)

What's Included?


  • Personalised trip support in the lead up to your trek from Adventurous Ewe
  • Fundraising support from The Trussell Trust
  • Training guide
  • Discount on personal kit from Cotswolds Outdoor both in shop and online
  • Trip info supplied via our free travel app
  • Public liability insurance
  • Risk assessment and emergency management planning.

During your trip:

  • Certified trekking leaders who will accompany you on the trek
  • Checkpoints and support crew
  • Support vehicles
  • Full back-up support including first-aid qualified staff and first-aid supplies
  • Lite breakfast, checkpoint snacks, water and packed lunch
  • Celebratory fizz and snacks on completion of the challenge
  • All trip management and hygienic cleaning procedures of equipment before, during and post adventure.

What's Not Included?

  • Getting to the start and from the finish of the trek
  • Accommodation the night before and after your trek. Nearby hotel, hostel and campsite recommendations will be provided
  • Clothing and equipment on your Kit List
  • Personal spending money
  • Any expenses incurred with leaving the trip early ie. hotel accommodation or change of travel costs.
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