August Bank Holiday in Dorset - Day 1

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Aug 27
2022

20 people attending

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£12.50
Event booking closes on Aug 26 at 20:00:00
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12 miles, some ups and downs


Fancy an alternative to Big Summer Camp? Join me for a weekend of hiking and chilling around the campfire on the beautiful Isle of Purbeck in Dorset.

Following on from previous Dorset and Devon Doubles, I thought I'd put on another to make the most of the August Bank Holiday. I'll be leading a walk each day, and depending on other leader availability there may be further options available too. 

Schedule:


The walk:

Saturday's walk starts at Corfe Castle, and we'll work our way through pretty farmland before reaching the coast and following it eastwards to Swanage. There's some nice things to see along the way including Winspit Quarry, pretty villages and of course the Jurassic Coast. And hopefully we'll have time for a pint at the famous Square & Compass pub.

This is a linear walk and we'll get the bus or (hopefully) the steam train back to Corfe, depending on what time we get in. Once we get to Swanage there's plenty of pubs and places to eat and a nice beach if you fancy a paddle.

Dogs are welcome on the walk but will need to be on the lead at times.

 

Optional accommodation:

If you fancy making a weekend of it and staying over then there's loads of B&Bs and campsites in Corfe or Swanage.

I'll be staying Fri-Mon at Purbeck Valley Farmhouse Campsite - Book here. It's basic but has plenty of space and decent facilities, and only £10/night. No dogs allowed sadly.  The excellent Woodyhyde Campsite (£12/night) is over the road which has much better facilities and a shop but will be swarming with kids that weekend.

It'll be a nice chilled weekend where you can do as much or as little as you want.

     

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    purbeck coast
    The great globe
    Corfe Castle
    Quarry
    Winspit quarry
    purbeck coast
    The great globe
    Corfe Castle
    Quarry
    Winspit quarry

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