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Dorset Jurassic Coast – Old Harry Rocks & Durldle Door (Walking Weekend with Kayaking Option) 31 Aug – 2 Sep 2018

August 31, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - September 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

£60.00 – £119.00

Organiser:  Richie
Where:  YHA Lulworth Cove
When:  31 Aug – 2 September 2018 (Fri-Sun)
Cost:  £119.00 (includes 2 nights’ accommodation and the guided walks) – optional Kayaking on Sunday is a £60 supplement


For this coastal weekend we will be visiting the stunning Jurassic Coast (World Heritage Site) in Dorset, an ideal location for a summer weekend away.  We have accommodation booked at YHA Lulworth Cove which is only a 3 hour drive from West London, meaning a decent arrival time on Friday evening.

Lulworth Cove

If you need a car share transport option for this weekend, we can organise this for those who need it, details of this option will be announced nearer the time (please indicate this as a requirement when booking your ticket).  You are welcome to make your own way to the accommodation and the starting points, if you prefer.

YHA Lulworth Cove

The hostel is ideally located for our planned hikes with all bed linen provided (just bring towel and toiletries).  There is a well-equipped self-catering Kitchen (c/w fridges, freezer, oven, kettles, toasters, microwave, cutlery & crockery), a Dining area, Lounge, Drying room Showers and Toilets.

Old Harry Rocks

On Saturday after breakfast we will have a short drive to Studland Bay – where our walk begins.  The walk is approx. 18km and is based around Old Harry Rocks.  We starts in Studland Bay and then head east towards Handfast Point – Old Harry Rocks.  We then follow the coastal path south to Ballard Point before turning west inland along part of the Purbeck Way.  We then head north through Godlingston Heath National Nature Reserve and onto Studland Heath.  We link up with the Poole Harbour Trail and around South Haven Point before heading south and back into Studland Bay.  We then head back to the accommodation for showers before heading to a local pub or eatery for our evening meal (which is optional, self-catering is also available for those who choose this option).

On Sunday after breakfast, we have 2 options, both based from our front door in Lulworth Cove:

Option 1:  Kayak the World Heritage Jurassic coastline between Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door with expert guides from Lulworth Cove (an additional £60 supplement). Take in the natural wonders of this dramatic landscape from their safe and stable double sit on top kayaks and see Durdle Door in all its glory!  http://www.jurassiccoastactivities.co.uk/

Kayaking at Durdle Door

Option 2: For those who prefer to stay off the water – a walk down to the coast which closely passes the magnificent and famous Durdle Door (a Natural Arches and part of the Lulworth Estate and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site) providing stunning views and picture opportunities, plus meet the Kayaking group for lunch at Durdle Door.

Durdle Door

Durdle Door

Once we finish the activities we will depart back to London – you can expect to be back in London by about 7pm on Sunday evening.


August 31, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
September 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
£60.00 – £119.00
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  1. Karen

    Would this one be suitable for a novice walker ?

    • Richie Conway

      Hi Karen, thank you for your message. Yes the Old Harry Rocks walk is suitable for a novice walker – it is mainly flat and coastal. On Sunday there is an option to do sea kayaking with a local provider, or a short walk to Durdle Door to meet the kayaking group for lunch. Kind Regards, Richie

  2. Richie Conway

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