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Jurassic Coast Weekend

Stretching 95 miles between Old Harry Rocks in Dorset, to Orcombe Point in East Devon, the Jurassic Coast  is England’s first Natural World Heritage Site. Steeped in history, it is the most geologically diverse coastline in the world allowing you to look back through 185 million years of time. With a more recent history of mining, shipwrecks and smuggling, this is a not only a beautiful part of the world, but a fascinating stretch of coastline. What better setting could there be for our latest challenge! 

The Trek

On the 25th - 27th May 2018 lucky participants will spend 3 days exploring this spectacular site, learning all about its fantastic history from when dinosaurs walked the earth to the impact of World War II on the landscape and surrounding villages. 

On the first day you will meet at the campsite in Wool and prepare for the two day trek ahead of you. On day two, you will travel to Durlston Head where the first leg of your 23 mile trek will begin! Taking in sights such as The Globe, an impressive and enormous limestone sphere engraved with an 1880 world map, and Dancing Ledge, a hive of smuggling stories and tales of shipwrecks, you will walk 14 miles to Kimmerage where you will be transported back to your campsite. On the final day you will rejoin the coastal path and continue your walk west to Durdle Door passing the breath-taking sights of Lulworth Cove on your way. After a group photo at the finishing point you will be transferred back to your campsite to pack up and head home! For more details you can download the full itinerary here

 Applicants

If you'd like to spend your weekend soaking up beautiful scenery, learning about English Heritage, and taking on a challenge to help animals in need, then this is the perfect event for you! 

Discover Adventure have rated this trek as grade 2 (demanding) out of a possible 5 grades so it is achievable for most people provided they train well in advance. You will be accompanied by an experienced Discover Adventure leader throughout who will make sure you have the best weekend possible! They are also trained in expedition first aid so you are in safe hands!

If you have any questions, please contact Carly@wvs.org.uk.

Costs

On signing up to the WVS Jurassic Coast Weekend you will be asked to pay a registration fee of £50. You will then need to fundraise £600 per person. 

Included in the package is: 

  • all food, accommodation and camping equipment 
  • transfers within the trek
  • Discover Adventure leaders, cooks and drivers
  • Full vehicle support
  • Optional pick-ups or drop offs from Wool Railway Station

You will need to bring your own sleeping bag and any personal items such as drinks and snacks. There is also the option to upgrade your camping to glamping should you wish. These are limited in number and available of a first-come first-served basis.

Full details of the trek can be found on the Discover Adventure website.

It will be a great weekend and a fantastic chance to achieve something knowing you are helping animals in need in the process. If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of let us know! In the meantime, why not take a look at our Jurassic Coast Pinterest to get you inspired!

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Take part

If you would like to take part in this fundraising opportunity, please get in touch with WVS to register your interest. 

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