Destination: The Jurassic Coast of Dorset and East Devon
Duration: 12 days – Wed. 7th – Sun. 18th June 2017
Group size: Max. 14 FULL
This is just one section of the much longer South West Coast Path. Starting opposite the opulent Sandbanks the route takes us through the pleasant resort of Swanage, along the twisted and folded cliffs that have produced such iconic geological features as Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door to Georgian Weymouth, given a new lease of life when it was chosen as the venue for the sailing events at the London Olympics. Beyond is the remarkable sweep of Chesil Bank protecting an extensive lagoon from the sea and providing a safe haven for many species of water bird. This leads us to Lyme Regis, and the Cobb made famous by Jane Austin’s “Persuasion” and again in John Fowles’ “French Lieutenant’s Woman”. Continuing into East Devon the cliffs change colour, becoming varying shades of red, orange and yellow sandstone as we pass through Seaton, Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton before concluding our walk on the banks of the River Ex at Exmouth. Throughout the walk the paths will be bordered by a wonderful array of summer flowers and, if we are lucky, we will see deer. hares and a whole host of birds. This is a truly magical stretch of English coastline.
Our campsite for the first half of the walk, from the 7th – 13th June will be: Higher Moor Farm Campsite, Nottington, Weymouth, Dorset DT3 4BW Tel: 01305 815199 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website www.highermoorfarm.co.uk
Our campsite for the second half of the walk, from the 13th – 18th June will be: Salcombe Regis Camping & Caravan Park, Salcombe Regis, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 0JH Tel: 01395 514303 Email: email@example.com Website: www.salcombe-regis.co.uk