Weymouth Beach Coastal Retreat

Date

Fri-Mon Aug 25th-28th

Organisers

Jan and Martina

Cost

£65 (including supplement) per person for the 3 nights sharing in a 4 bed dorm. Full money up front please. Jan and Martina will not be taking bookings after June 30th but you can book direct after that date with the hostel and would still be welcome on the events (just let them that know you are coming via email).

Activities

Friday
Martina and Jan will be arriving at the hostel by 2pm and exploring the delights of Weymouth in the afternoon. They will probably have fish and chips on the beach so please organise your own food for that night but they are happy for you to contact them. Phone numbers will be given to people who have booked.
Saturday
Ferry across the jurassic coast line to Lulworth Cove. 10:30 ferry from Weymouth. Costs £10.50 one way. This is a daily ferry service from Brewers Quay in Weymouth to Portland. Enjoy a refreshing sea journey through Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour. There's plenty to see on the trip including the Nothe Fort, the impressive Portland Harbour Walls, the Mulberry Docks relics of the D-day landings, plus the passing maritime traffic of yachts, local fishing boats, cargo and navy ships in this working south coast harbour. This walk is perhaps the most beautiful on the whole of the coast path. Starting at the beautiful Lulworth Cove, it passes the famous and much photographed St Oswalds Bay and Durdle Door. After Durdle Door, the crowds go and there are some steep climbs up the chalk cliffs, but you're rewarded with stunning views around the coast. The view from the top of White Nothe is excellent, with Ringstead Bay below. After White Nothe cliff, the path becomes less severe with smaller gradients, passing through the village of Osmington Mills and then into the popular resort of Weymouth. 12 miles - challenging walk along the coast of Dorset. Bring good lungs and legs. If wet, options for Sea Life Weymouth and Hardy's cottage.
Sunday
Mackerel fishing from Weymouth Harbour. Alternatively hiring cycles from Weymouth to Portland Bill, round to Chesil Beach. Setting off at 10:00am, an 18 mile round trip, one major hill that you can walk up if you are not Bradley Wiggins. Evening meal together in Weymouth.
Monday
Travel to Dorchester. We will spend the afternoon exploring Thomas Hardy's cottage and sculptures by the lakes.

Refreshments

Plenty of opportunity if available for 'Tiffin' at cafes, otherwise bring a packed lunch. If you don't like fish and chips from fabulous seaside cafes, there is a self catering kitchen in the hostel. If you would like to eat with the group on Saturday and Sunday, we will send you the booking details when you pay for the weekend.

Travel

Public transport: train tickets from London Paddington from £50 return - set up early alert for cheapest tickets. Driving: 2hrs 40 mins. Car sharing a possibility. Let organiser know if you are interested in car share.

Accommodation

Weymouth Bunkhouse Plus, 47 Walpole Street, Weymouth DT4 7HQ. 2 minutes from beach.

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