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Dorset Jurassic Coast Walking Weekend (Portland & Durdle Door) with Kayaking Option 11-13 October 2019
October 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - October 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pmFree
Where: Portland YHA
When: 11-13 October 2019 (Fri-Sun)
Cost: From £129.00 (includes 2 nights’ accommodation and the guided walks) optional Kayaking on Sunday is a £60 supplement
For this coastal walking weekend we will depart from London on Friday evening after work and head for Portland. Car sharing will be available for those that request it and options 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 start points if you prefer.
We will be visiting the stunning Jurassic Coast (World Heritage Site) in Dorset, an ideal location for a late summer weekend away. We have accommodation booked at YHA Portland, which is only a 3 hour drive from West London, meaning a decent arrival time on Friday evening.
Portland YHA 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 (fridges, freezer, oven, kettles, toasters, microwave, cutlery & crockery) a Dining area, Lounge, Drying room, Showers and Toilets.
On Saturday after breakfast we will start the Isle of Portland circuit walk (16km or 23km options) – which takes us down the east coast and includes the southern tip, Portland Bill and Pulpit Rock. This is a walk of dramatic, rugged cliffs, nationally rare plants, hidden coves and stunning views. The Isle of Portland is a large mass of limestone which is linked to the mainland by the shingle ridge of Chesil Beach. Our return route bring us back up the west side along the coastal path and back into Portland. The walk will provide stunning views and wonderful picture opportunities.
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 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!
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.
Once we finish the activities we will depart back to London – you can expect to be back in London by about 6pm on Sunday evening.
- October 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
- October 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
- Event Categories:
- Activity Weekends, Day Trips from London, hiking, Social Events, trekking, UK Weekend Trips from London, walking, Watersports
- Event Tags:
- adventure weekend, dorset coast, hiking, hikking, Jurassic Coast, kayaking, trekking, walking, weekend away