Weymouth Seafood Festival and hiking at Jurassic Coast – Dorset adventure

Date: 07-09.07.2017

Please join me for the Weymouth weekend, with breathtakingly beautiful, scenic walks and the annual Dorset Seafood Festival. Weymouth harbour is the perfect backdrop to this tasty event. With over 80 stalls, mouth-watering seafood menus, celebrity chefs, Pommery champagne, local ales and a fabulous atmosphere, the festival also raises money for The Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen.

What is included:

  • two night’s accommodation in a hostel which will be exclusively for our use
  • return transport to Weymouth
  • two countryside walks
  • transport back to Weymouth after the walk on Saturday
  • bus to Portland on Sunday.

Price structure:

Please pay the deposit of £100 + paypal fees today. This will reserve your spot. You can pay the remainder of the money at your convenience, but no later than a month before the trip.

To make second payment, just go back to the website, choose the ‘reminder’ from the list and make the payment.

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Start

2017-07-07

End

2017-07-09

Meeting point

Clapham Junction Station

Distance

17 miles

Description

Please join me for the Weymouth weekend, with breathtakingly beautiful, scenic walks and the annual Dorset Seafood Festival.

Weymouth harbour is the perfect backdrop to this tasty event. With over 80 stalls, mouth-watering seafood menus, celebrity chefs, Pommery champagne, local ales and a fabulous atmosphere, the festival also raises money for The Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen.

Meeting point:

Clapham Junction Station at 6.45pm. We will meet at the main entrance, next to the ticket offices. It’s the entrance that goes out to St John’s Hill, with the Sainsbury’s, Costa and Cafe Nero.

We will be taking the train from Clapham Junction at 7.12pm and we will arrive in Weymouth at 10pm

What is included:

– two night’s accommodation in an exclusive to us hostel

– return transport to Weymouth

– two countryside walks, transport back to Weymouth after the Saturday’s walk on Saturday, bus to Portland on Sunday.

What`s not included: food, insurance

Price structure:

Please pay the deposit of £100.00 + paypal fees today. This will reserve your spot.

You can pay the reminder of the money at your convenience, but no later than a month before the trip. To make second payment, just go back to the website, choose the ‘reminder’ from the list and make the payment.

Cancellations:

Please note that unless the trip is cancelled the payments are non-refundable as the costs need to be paid in advance. However you may be able to sell your place to your friends or other group members if you follow this procedure: http://katsadventures.com/#plx_progress_faq_section

Plan of the trip (subject to change)

Friday

Meeting time-6.45pm, the Journey takes about 2 hours 48 minutes.

Bedding, linen and towels are supplied. You have complimentary tea/coffee/sugar in the kitchen. You may wish to bring fresh milk with you as we only supply powdered milk

Wi fi: The information you need to connect to the internet will be on a slip of paper in your room and displayed on the reception door.

Saturday:

9am start of the walk, it is 10.98 miles (17.67 kilometers long) and it should take us 5-6 hours. We will arrive around 2-3pm. The walk is quite strenuous, so please make sure you have suitable clothing. It is not only quite long, but there are also sharp climbs and steep descents.

This walk is perhaps the most beautiful on the whole of the coast path. There are some steep climbs up the chalk cliffs, but we will be rewarded with the stunning views of World Heritage Jurassic coast, including the Lulworth cove, St Oswalds Bay and Durdle Door. The view from the top of White Nothe is excellent, with Ringstead baybelow.

We will stop at Durdle door as it is far prettier than Lulworth cove, but you Lulworth is only half an hour away, so you will be able to just walk over there by yourself.

If you would like to eat at the pub, there is Lulworth Inn: http://lulworth-coveinn.co.uk/ (the menu is at the bottom of the page). There aren’t any shops/restaurants at Durdle Door.

When we arrive at Lulworth cove you will be welcome to explore the area on your own, if you would like to stay together for lunch please do so, if you would rather go off and take photos it’s up to you as well.

If you would like some more information about the surroundings, please have a look at this leaflet: http://lulworth.com/documents/lulworth-leaflet-2012.pdf

However, please make sure you meet us at the bus stop at 6pm. There is just one bus stop in Lulworth and it is easy to find.

The bus leaves at 18:07 according to the time table and if you are not there we will leave without you. It is the last bus for the day and if you miss it you will have to figure out your own way back to Weymouth. As it is the last bus and hopefully the weather stays amazing, it may be a good idea to keep an eye on the bus stop before this time to make sure it doesn’t fill up – in which case you may not be able to get on. The bus number is 103 towards Bovington Camp, Swinton Avenue Terminus.

We will arrive in Wool at 18:22 and will have a couple of minutes to change. Our train from here leaves at 18:35. We will be back in Weymouth for 7pm.

7pm we will make our way to the hostel to refresh.

I have booked a table at an Italian restaurant http://www.enzo-ristorante.co.uk/specials-board.html for 8:45pm.

The evening activates are not structured, so feel free to look up local bars and decide what you would like to do.

Sunday:

Check out time is 10:30 so you will have to be packed before leaving the hostel.

We will leave the hostel at 9:05 am and catch the bus no 1 from Weymouth King’s Statue. It leaves at 9:30am. (The King’s Statue is about 10 minutes walk away).

We will arrive at Portland Victoria Square around 10:02 and do a short walk to the light house (around 2-3 hours). And catch a bus back to Weymouth.This walk is not as strenuous as the Saturday one – but there is at least one sharp climb, so please be ready for it.

We should be back in Weymouth for 1pm, which will give us a couple of hours to enjoy the seafood festival. If you would like to see the program, please follow this link:

http://www.dorsetseafood.co.uk/pages.aspx/Stage_Programme.

And the map is available here: http://www.dorsetseafood.co.uk/fcimages/files/DSFmap.pdf

I am planning to check out any free events and hopefully food stalls, so if you would like to book on any ticketed events please do so separately. But with more than 100 stalls selling both seafood and a range of associated goods I’m hoping for some really tasty and fresh food!

4:30pm we will start getting ready for our return trip, which will mean collecting the bags

If we get separated in the business of the festival I will see you back at the hostel at 5pm and we will make our way to the station together.

Accommodation:

It`s a large Georgian building just 2 minutes from the beach and 8 minutes from Rail and Coach stations. It has a mixture of 2, 3 & 4 bed dorms with all bedding and towels included, a large Lounge/Diner and a large kitchen with everything you need, just bring food and drink.

I have booked an entire hostel for our exclusive use and we have:

  • 2 x single room (if you would like to book it, there is an extra charge of £40, this covers both nights)
  • 1 x Twin attic room (extra charge of £25 each to cover both nights)
  • 1 x 2 bed dorms (Bunk beds)  (extra charge of £20 each to cover both nights)
  • 2 x 4 bed dorms (bunk beds)
  • 1 x 5 beds dorm (bunk beds)

The rooms are on first booked first served basis.

What do we get in the hostel:

  • Bedding, linen and towels are supplied.
  • We have complimentary tea/coffee/sugar and bread for toast in the kitchen. You may wish to bring fresh milk with you as there will only be powdered milk
  • Wi fi: Unfortunately some of the rooms do not have a wi fi signal, you will find the lounge/dining room areas are okay. The information you need to connect to the internet will be on a slip of paper in your room and displayed on the reception door.

This is the link to the Dorset seafood festival page: http://www.dorsetseafood.co.uk/

DISCLAIMER and T&Cs:

By signing up to this event you confirm that you have read and consented to our terms and conditions (click to download) and waiver (click to download).

INSURANCE: You also confirm that you will be responsible for your own insurance and make sure that it is at an appropriate level for this trip and activities you will be participating in.  In addition to your own Personal Civil liability insurance you will need an individual insurance for multi-risk and multi-activity holidays (expenses of cancellation, research – help, repatriation, medical expenses, theft of luggage, etc.) appropriate for the activities to be undertaken as part of the holiday. The general travel insurance is often minimal and  rarely adapted to the active holidays. Please check the details with your insurance provider.

Cancellations:

Please note that, unless the trip is cancelled, the payments are non-refundable, as the costs need to be paid in advance. However, you may be able to sell your place to your friends or other group members if you follow this procedure: http://katsadventures.com/#plx_progress_faq_section

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