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One of the best ways to appreciate the spectacular scenery of the Jurassic Coast is on foot. – Check out this tour from £75, Highlights on the walk: Stunning chalk cliffs with amazing views, Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove. This is the start of the Jurassic period, which leads on to the world famous fossil sites at Lyme Regis and Charmouth where you might find your very own prehistoric souvenir. 50 (Purbeck Breezer) 15 minutes to Swanage. Tourists visit popular sections on this famous stretch of coast which is dotted with cute seaside towns along the coastline across Devon and Dorset. Required fields are marked *, Click here to support ‘Becky the Traveller’ via Patreon, Love the Peak District National Park? And it’s also the part of the walk that takes you from Devon into Dorset. On the route head we recommend you stop at the The Three Horseshoes Pub in Burton Bradstock for refreshments. ben, Ooo, good question, I did the hike back in 2018 so I can’t remember and I think it depends on your own pace of walking, plus I love to stop lots for photos. Which sections are non missable? Do you have any more questions about completing the walking the Jurassic Coast? The 95 miles from Old Harry Rocks to Exmouth make up part of the South West Coast Path National Trail, and there are hundreds of miles of connecting footpaths and bridleways, giving a huge variety of possible circular walks, wherever you are on the coast. We have split the path into 52 sections, and for each one have produced a section guide. Hiking solo – if you are hiking the Jurassic Coast solo then public transport is the best way to get to the start point (and back again from the finish). It begins in Exmouth with the oldest red Triassic rocks and ends with the youngest white chalk stacks at Old Harry Rocks. What Gear Do You Need For The Jurassic Coast Hike? Just a question, with this itinerary approx how many hours a day would you be hiking for? This is at no extra cost to you. It leads on to Durdle Door with its infamous rock arch and the equally iconic Lulworth Cove. There are only a couple of buses each day (please check if you opt for this route). i will walk from lyme regis to poole and my question is about how many liters of water you have to take with you? I filled my water up as I passed through the towns, either at cafes or restaurants. Trains leave at 32 minutes past the hour and take approximately 1 hour 45 minutes. Highlights on the walk: Chesil Beach, Weymouth Harbour and Beach. The first leg of the route is typified by the red sandstone that’s 250 million years old from Exmouth to Sidmouth. I parked outside Dorchester (street parking on the bus route). This shows Gateway Towns in Dorset and East Devon, the South West Coast Path, museums and visitor centres, and bus routes.. A printed version of this map, known as the Jurassic Coast Mini-Guide, is available for free in many Tourist Information Centres, businesses and visitor attractions across Dorset, East Devon and the wider region. Check out my other website 'Peak District Walks' for loads of hiking inspiration, routes + tips John, Ah fantastic thanks John, I hope you have a great trip. Thanks! Thanks for the great guide on the hike! Ooo good question, if I could only do half then I think I would pick the second half. There are some fantastic views as you walk along West Bay and on to the highest point on the South coast at Golden Cap. *Becky the Traveller participates in the Amazon Services Associates Programme, as well as other affiliate programmes. A trek that takes you through thousands of years of history and to a time when dinosaurs roamed, hence the name, the Jurassic Coast! If I figure out another way or find out I will get in touch. Be sure to fill your lunch box with lots of goodies for this section of the hike and fill your water bottles up too. There are plenty of options for staying in hotels, B&Bs and campsites which are also dotted along the route. Like the denivellation of each day. Jurassic Coast Pubs/Cafes. If you want to shorten this walk the Jurassic Coast x53 bus service runs parallel to the coast calling at Exmouth, Sidmouth, Beer, Lyme Regis, Seaton, Charmouth, Bridport, Abbotsbury, Weymouth, Wool, Wareham and Poole. Or can you recommend other tour guides? Whatever the weather always pack a waterproof jacket (I took my. Leaving beautiful Abbotsbury you then have a very long section, which is pretty similar. can you fill up your water bottle somewhere on the path? I’ll drop you an email to chat further , Hi Becky, It covers 95 miles of truly stunning coastline from East Devon to Dorset, with rocks recording 185 million years of the Earth's history. This part of the hike is one of the most popular section of the Jurassic Coast walk, but it’s beautiful so you can see why it was named a natural World Heritage Site. I’m organising a group to do this in June 2020 so the information has been really useful. My connecting bus to Wareham went 5 minutes earlier so I had nearly an hour wait. Ask me any more questions in the comments below. The Jurassic Coast path is part of the South West Coast Path (SWCP), the longest trail in the UK which starts in Minehead in Somerset and ends not far from Studland at South Haven in Dorset. I‘m planning to do the second half of the tour with a group of students this autumn. Shown below is a downloadable Jurassic Coast Map. *Becky the Traveller participates in the Amazon Services Associates Programme, as well as other affiliate programmes. If you’re planning to do the full South West Coast Path, then you’ll need to allow at least 6 weeks for this tough challenge. Looking at your photos make me agree with what you wrote: ‘Jurassic Coast walk is a real treat’. Please check before you travel. Read here for what to take on a day hike, B. This is quite literally a walk through time! Completing the hike in one go is a tough challenge. The pub is set in a beautiful three hundred year old thatched stone property on the Jurassic Coast in the idyllic village. Hiking as a group – if you’re all driving, you could leave a car at the end of the hike, then have someone else drive back to the start. best regards These pages do not aim to replace the guidebooks, but aim to give a flavour of what each section is like, and show you about the highlights and places of interest along the route, along with links to accommodation information and much more. Thanks so much, Becky :). Thanks and best, Andrea, Hi Andrea, thanks so much for your message, wow, that’s great that you’re planning on doing this year. More than likely you’ll either be arriving by public transport so factor in some extra time to get to the official start! Durdle Door is a beautiful spot on the Jurassic Coast but it’s very touristy. This is at no extra cost to you. The benefit of this is that throughout the entire Jurassic Coast section there are well-marked sign-posted and paths keeping you on track. I am planning to visit the area and do a few short sections of the Jurassic coast. Read more here. The Jurassic Coast walk can be done as one long-distance walk. alessandra from switzerland , Hi Alessandra, I hope you enjoyed your Jurassic Coast hike, apologies I was on a big hike across the UK and your comment didn’t come through! I hope you had a wonderful trip. Have fun. At Budleigh Salterton, the coastal path takes directly next to the beach with colourful beach huts. This is the endpoint for this section but up until here, there’s no-where to buy food or drinks so be sure to stock up before the hike. The Jurassic Coast path is part of a larger National Trail, the South West Coast Path. Both a highlight and a lowlight was Chesil Beach, 29 km long it’s spectacular but as you’re hiking on it you don’t really get the aerial view. I have this cool metal red, but you can buy a green or grey. This walk takes in the entire Jurassic Coast, England’s first UNESCO designated natural World Heritage Site.

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