Extreme Coast path walking: Swanage to Osmington

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Jul 21
2019

1 people attending

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£10.00
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A very long distance with lots of uphill walking and downhill walking

A scenic bus ride followed by a very long walk back on the coast path.   The full distance involves getting on a bus in Osmington (ample free parking in Chapel Lane, and the bus fare was GBP6.00),    https://www.morebus.co.uk/services/SQ/30?date=2019-07-21&direction=inbound        and get off 90 minutes later in Swanage then walk back.   25 miles and 1730m climb.   However,   it can be shortened to about 3/4 the above-stated figures by getting on the same bus where it stops at Lulworth Cove (Parking fee GBP9.50) 

This is rather a long way,   I did the full distance in 10 hours 25  in June 2019   (and  I took 7 hours 30  to walk between Swanage and Lulworth.) 

 

NOTE:    FOLLOWING DISCUSSION WITH THE OTHERS ON THE DOOR-TO-CASTLE EVENT  JULY 13,  IT IS LIKELY THIS WALK WILL BE REORGANISED FOR A LATER DATE

1   A significant proportion of those who would be up for this were on the door-to-castle walk and would prefer not  to revisit the same area so soon afterwards

2   It would be better to make it part of a weekend event

3   There are safety issues relating to small groups  (below 5 members)

 

All food should be carried from the start as we wouldn't want to lose time buying it at Lulworth Cove,  there is water after 5 hours,  and at Lulworth Cove.    A headlight might also come in handy  if we fall behind schedule,  then again I wouldn't bother with one if I were doing it alone.

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