Explore the Isle of Portland - UPDATED!

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Oct 06

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Typical hostel weekend, with a 14k (relatively) flat hike around the island (300m up and 300m down)

UPDATE - Not long to go before we gather on Portland for a relaxing weekend of hiking and climbing!  Here is the Telegram event channel link; 

I've updated the hike route a bit (shortening it be a couple km) and am working on the menu and would love to do some seafood, depending on how everyone feels about that!

I will send the pre-event email a few days before with all the pertinent information, including more about what's planned for the hiking and climbing, as well as details about the hostel (parking, rules, etc.).


Join me in exploring an OutdoorLads destination not often visited!  The tiny island of Portland is well-known for its rugged beauty, isolated location, incredible climbing and home to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sailing events. 

Our base for the weekend will be The Bunker, located across the street from the beach and Portland Skatepark.  The six bunk rooms are simple, each with a small sink and private shower; there are 3 rooms with 4 beds each and 3 rooms with 2 beds each and bedding and towels are provided.  Communal toilets are on the first floor, along with a spacious communal lounge and kitchen.

Saturday's 14km (just under 9 miles) hike will circumnavigate the island, taking in the Tout Quarry Reserve and Sculpture Park, the Portland Bill Lighthouse, the Old Higher Lighthouse and the stunning West Cliffs (think Cliffs of Moher but without the fog)!  View the route on Komoot

Johnny will be leading outdoor climbing events on the Saturday and Sunday - there will be spaces for 8 people. Please sign-up to the climbing event separately.

Saturday Climbing

Sunday Climbing

Unfortunately dogs are not allowed and The Bunker is not disabled accessible, due to very narrow hallways and all communal space being on the first floor.

This is an excellent "first event" as it is a small group where new members will have a great opportunity to meet current members.  Should you have any questions please email me at chris.keivit@outdoorlads.com


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Photos courtesy of www.unsplash.com and The Bunker and used with permission and thanks.