Jurassic Coast Trek

This trek takes you on a weekend adventure along England’s only natural World Heritage Site, the amazing Jurassic Coast!

The two-day trek will start with a journey from Peveril Point to the beautiful Kimmeridge Beach, where you can dip your toes in the sea and search for fossils among the ancient rocks. You’ll trek further along the South West Coast Path on the second day, where you’ll take in views of Worbarrow Bay and the blue waters of the famous Lulworth Cove. The finish line is at the iconic Durdle Door, a limestone arch formed more than 10,000 years ago! Dramatic coastal views and world-famous landmarks await – put your best foot forward for a weekend adventure to remember!

St Catherine’s Hospice has teamed up with Global Adventure Challenges who will be hosting this event on our behalf. 

Key Points

  • Challenge Duration – 3 days
  • Activity Duration – 2 days
  • Challenge Distance – 24 miles approx.
  • Challenge Grading – Tough (2)
  • Accommodation Type – Hostels

Challenge Highlights

  • Explore England’s only natural World Heritage Site
  • See Durdle Door, one of Dorset’s most iconic landmarks
  • Search for fossils in the ancient rocks of Kimmeridge Bay
  • Visit Lulworth Cove, famous for its rock pools, clear waters and distinctive geology

Register here! 

Scroll down for funding options, details about what’s included in the cost, and the challenge itinerary

Funding Option A 
Registration Fee £95 + raise a minimum of £570 in sponsorship for St Catherine’s

Funding Option B
Registration Fee £95 + self-fund £285 (fund the entire challenge yourself, and set your own fundraising target for the hospice)

Itinerary with Global Adventure Challenges 

Day 1
We meet at our hostel in Swanage early in the evening, for a group meal and event briefing. There will be transport available to collect you from Wareham train station.

Day 2
Swanage to Kimmeridge. After breakfast we set off for Peveril Point, which sets the tone for the spectacular views of the Jurassic coastline we are going to experience during our trek! We continue on the South West Coast Path to Durlston Head, a country park on the cliffs above Swanage. As we approach Kimmeridge on our final stretch of the day, the route becomes much less undulating and we can catch a view of Clavell Tower in the distance. Upon reaching Kimmeridge we have a little time to soothe our aching feet in the sea or even have a look for fossils before we transfer back to the YHA for a well-earned rest and evening meal. Trekking distance – approx. 14 miles

Day 3
Kimmeridge to Durdle Door. After breakfast transfer back to where we left off yesterday and rejoin the Dorset coastal path. We soon enter Lulworth Ranges – land used as Army firing ranges. It’s also notable for its steep sections as we follow the contours of the cliffs, but the remarkable views over Worbarrow Bay are worth the effort! There are more steep sections before us, as we approach the famous Lulworth Cove, and our first view of this almost perfectly circular bay is breathtaking. We have time to take in the amazing twisted rock layers around the cove before conquering our last steep uphill, over the white crumbling limestone cliffs that take us to Durdle Door, a clear arch in the rock carved out by the pounding waves. After a group photograph at the finish point, we transfer back to the hostel to collect our belongings and make our onward journeys home. Trekking distance – approx. 10 miles Please note, this is a complex itinerary and is subject to change.

What’s included
• Two nights hostel accommodation
• Global Adventure Challenges Event Crew
• All first aid equipment and supplies for the group
• All meals will be provided from dinner on day 1 through to lunch on day 3
• Complimentary snacks and fruit
• Route guide per person
• Bespoke challenge medal per person
• Dedicated Customer Care after registration, including comprehensive supporting documents to help you prepare and train
• Optional return transfers to Wareham Train Station

What’s not included
• Travel insurance
• Tips and gratuities
• Alcoholic drinks
• Personal trekking kit (trekking boots, poles, etc)

Register here! 

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