Weymouth Seafood Festival - Dorset adventure

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.

Travelling:

We will be taking 7:12pm train from Clapham Junction, that arrives in Weymouth at 9:58pm. The Journey takes about 2 hours 46 minutes. We will be coming back on Sunday: 5:48pm – 8:40pm (2h 53 minutes).

Cost of the trip: early bird price of £130 if you pay in full by the end of May. If paid after this deadline the price will be £150.

The deposit of £50 needs to be paid to secure the place. You can pay this either via paypal or directly to my bank account, but if you choose the bank account option please make sure you email me to let me know you have done so (so that I can confirm you) and please follow the instructions on this page: http://www.adventureclub.biz/pages/Bank_account/.

The reminder of the money needs to be paid into my bank account by the end of June the latest and the instructions on how to do it are also here: http://www.adventureclub.biz/pages/Bank_account/.

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.

Plan of the trip

Friday:

6:45pm meeting at Clapham Junction station.

7:12pm taking train to Weymouth

9:58pm arriving at Weymouth and checking in to our lovely hostel.

I will check closer to the date whether we can still find any food there at this time or whether we need to bring something with us. Either way we can pop out for a quick drink or hang out in the hostel, but we should have quite an early night to be bright and sparkly for our long walk on Saturday.

Saturday:

9am start subject to change. We will be walking to Lulworth cove and taking public transport back

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 bay below.

On Saturday evening we will hang out in Weymouth.

Sunday:

Around 9am we will catch a bus to Portland and we will do a short walk around the island (around 3 hours). We should be back in Weymouth for 2pm the latest, 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.

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 from the hostel and getting to the train station. Our train leaves at 5:48pm and arrives in Clapham Junction at 8:40pm (2h 53 minutes).

Hostel:

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 £30, 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, so when you make your payment add this sum to the total amount and please post the comment that this has been taken and paid for in the comments section so that others can see when they are no longer available.

What do we get in the hostel:

Bedding and linen is 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.

If you require a towel, there is a hire charge of £1.00 GBP (covers the length of your stay). Please leave it with your bedding in your room when you leave.

More about the local area and the festival:

Here you can discover more about this beautiful area with its World Heritage Jurassic coast,unique history, natural environment, award winning sandy beach and picturesque traditional harbour. http://www.visitweymouth.co.uk/index.php?resource=373

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

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  • Victoria

    Sorry it took me forever to upload the photos!

    September 1, 2013

    • Alfredo

      i will!

      July 18, 2013

    • Melwyn F.

      pinched your pictures. couldn't resist.

      July 19, 2013

  • Melwyn F.

    Good clicks guys...Hike was tiring but very scenic.

    1 · July 17, 2013

  • Caroline

    Thanks Kat for a lovely weekend. Great group to travel with. X

    July 15, 2013

  • fleur

    Sticky hot and Fun .. Thanks to kat for a great. Week-end ! And Nice to meet you All :-)) xx

    July 15, 2013

  • Kat

    Hey guys, I am uploading photos to facebook, first album is up: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.625130680839766.1073741908.517940911558744&type=1&l=e4d7a6376c. Have a look and tag yourselves!

    July 14, 2013

  • Johnny

    There are loads of stalls selling food + local produce, start from the pavilion end.

    1 · July 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It's to late to go because i joined two days ago to this group

    July 9, 2013

    • Kat

      There are plenty of events this year, please look through the list. :) Maybe you can join for surfing and hiking the weekend after?

      July 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Nice, :) I will see the calendar to see the next events

      July 11, 2013

  • Victoria

    Any chance to go swimming? Weather is going to be lovely!

    July 11, 2013

    • Kat

      Hi Victoria, this is not something I can organise for you as I am not a life guard and there will not be one with the group. But you will have some free time after the hike, in the Lulworth cove area.

      July 11, 2013

  • Océane M.

    Any lastminute update on the group - Is there any special meeting point at Clapham junction ?

    July 10, 2013

    • Kat

      It's all in the trip plan I have emailed to you. :)

      1 · July 10, 2013

  • Elana M.

    Plans had to change unfortunately :(

    July 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry can't make it

    July 4, 2013

  • Kat

    Hi All, I can't wait to see you on this lovely trip. If for any reason your plans change and you can no longer attend, please see this link: http://www.meetup.com/Curious-Kat-Adventure-Club/pages/What_to_do_if_you_can_no_longer_attend_an_event/

    July 1, 2013

  • fleur

    Hi kat Please let me know when you have received your payment as I just paid it by PayPal :-)) c u !

    June 30, 2013

    • Kat

      confirmed :)

      July 1, 2013

  • fleur

    Hi kat hope you well looking forward to go on one of your trips again . C u x

    June 30, 2013

  • aleksandra

    Hi

    I can't go anymore so if anyone is interested in my place please let me know (I have a space in the twin room). Aleks

    June 25, 2013

  • Océane M.

    Hi Kat ! I've just RSVP. Please let me know when you receive the £50 deposit. I will send you the rest by bank transfer.

    June 24, 2013

    • Kat

      received

      June 25, 2013

  • Océane M.

    I have just sent you the rest of my payment £125 by bank transfer (£100 left + £25 for the twin room). Please confirm that you received the full amount (£50 deposit by paypal + £125 by bank transfer).

    thx

    June 24, 2013

    • Kat

      £125 received

      June 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, please can you advise if cancellations? This trip sounds great!

    June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Kat, I just paid the remaining amount...

    June 23, 2013

  • ewa w.

    Hi, can I have a 2 bed dorm (I'm travelling with my partner)?

    June 22, 2013

  • Kat

    Regarding payments, those of you who paid the full price so far took advantage of the early bird discount. If you have not paid the full price yet, please pay the reminder (£101.90) into my bank account by the end of June the latest.

    June 12, 2013

  • Kat

    Ok guys, I have just checked the room allocations and payments and so far we have:
    Single room - booked and paid by Victoria
    Twin room booked and paid by Aleksandra, one space available to share with her at £25 for both nights (female only)
    2x 2 bed dorms booked and paid by Souganthy and Caroline, 2 more places available at £20 for both nights.

    June 12, 2013

  • Victoria

    Hi Kat, did you get the remainder of my payment? Thanks!

    May 25, 2013

    • Victoria

      Paid on the 25 may, single room, so 110. Thanks!

      May 31, 2013

    • Kat

      correct

      June 12, 2013

  • Souganthy

    Hi Kat , Just checking if you got a chance to check my payment. Paid £100 (£80 remainder +£20) for the two bed dorm on 25/5/13.

    Thanks

    June 4, 2013

    • Kat

      yes, correct

      June 12, 2013

  • Kate

    Really wish I could come, it looks great.

    June 10, 2013

  • Aprileen A.

    SPOT FOR SALE. Hi there, now unable to make this trip due to recently advised commitments. If anyone is interested in taking my spot, please comment on this post and we can then will arrangements. Many thanks AA xo

    June 4, 2013

  • Aprileen A.

    Hi Kat, apologies, I am now reading your message. Yes, either the single room or the attic room for me thanks. Hope your trips go well and chat soon. Please along confirm the payment receipt, I know it took awhile to go through and I forgot to email you. Many thanks. Aprileen

    June 1, 2013

    • Aprileen A.

      Hi Kat, yes I did. Please confirm. Also can you please send a response to my email to your account. If this isn't okay, I will take the 4 bed dorm instead. I know you're busy with work et al so I'll await your response. Many thanks! AA

      June 3, 2013

    • Kat

      Hi Aprileen, I'm a bit confused, could you email me your question again? I saw your comment after the email and thought it was resolved.
      Could you please also email me the details of the payment? I don't think I have seen it come in, but if you send me the details I can double check and confirm.

      June 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Kat, 4 bed dorm please.

    June 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Kat. Ive paid the balance with ref. GarryWeymouth. Let me know if it doesnt show up for some reason. See you in July

    June 1, 2013

  • Souganthy

    Hi Kat, I have now paid the remainder as well as £20 for the twin dorm into your bank account today. please confirm receipt when you get back to UK.Thanks.

    May 25, 2013

  • terence f.

    looks nice but I am not keen on seafood.

    May 19, 2013

  • Souganthy

    I think there twin dorm is still available so I will take it as well

    May 4, 2013

  • Caroline

    Hi Kat. I've paid the deposit + £20 for a twin dorm into your bank account. I'm now not able to RSVP as the system is taking me through PayPal. Can you please add me on. Thanks.

    May 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Kat. Ive paid the deposit and am happy in a 4 bed room.

    April 30, 2013

  • Souganthy

    Hi Kat I have paid the deposit and was wondering if the single and twin are already taken then can I have a twin dorm? I will pay the rest after you get back to me.Thanks

    April 28, 2013

    • Kat

      Hi Souganthy, please check the comments section (below) to see what is already taken, I will not be able to do the reconciliations before the trip to France.

      April 29, 2013

  • Caroline

    Hi Kat. I notice you have only 20 places for this and 25 attending. Is it too late to sign up? I'm new to this so don't really know how it works. Also do I need to pay the deposit through PayPal?

    April 28, 2013

    • Kat

      Hi Caroline, there are still places available as not everyone who originally expressed interest paid the deposit. You can still sign up.

      April 28, 2013

  • Souganthy

    Hi Kat,,I am interested in coming but you have mentioned you have only twenty beds available and there are already 29 attending .So let me know about sleeping arrangements and what is still available thanks or is it too late to confirm? thanks

    April 28, 2013

    • Kat

      Hi Souganty, yes, there are still places available, I was just giving a chance to pay to those who expressed interest first. You can sign up now.

      April 28, 2013

  • Victoria

    Hi Kat, I've paid the deposit. Could you let me know if I can get a single room and I will pay the rest into your account by next week?
    Thanks!

    April 26, 2013

    • Victoria

      Hey Kat, do I pay the remaining £110 into your back account? Or via PayPal? Tks

      April 28, 2013

    • Kat

      The reminder of the money needs to be paid into my bank account and the instructions on how to do it are also here: http://www.adventurec...­.

      April 28, 2013

  • aleksandra

    I paid for the twin attic room.

    April 26, 2013

  • aleksandra

    I will pay for the twin attic room tomorrow morning (I need to set up the new payee and I don't have the card reader).

    April 26, 2013

  • aleksandra

    Can I still have the single room? If the single room is taken, can I take the place in the twin attic room?

    April 26, 2013

  • Gergana R.

    Can I take with me 2 youngsters as guests - one is my son (11) and one is my niece (16)? They are well behaved and nice :)

    April 26, 2013

    • Kat

      Hi Gargana, I'm really sorry but for insurance reasons it is adults only. It would have been lowly to have them there, but it's a completly different ball game with children's events...

      April 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Single room please.

    April 18, 2013

  • Faye

    What is the price for this trip?

    April 17, 2013

    • Kat

      I should hopefully have some time next week to work this out. If you John the list you will be first to know.

      April 18, 2013

    • Kat

      *join. Damn autocorrect.

      April 18, 2013

  • Michelle

    single room please, if poss.

    April 17, 2013

  • GayleJ

    single room if possible

    April 8, 2013

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