Red Cliffs and Fishing Villages of Devon. Arts and Crafts house WEEKEND

  • January 31, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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All spaces have now been sold by Outdooraholics. Please see the comments section at the end of this page for details of any attendees selling their space on this trip (need to be of the same gender as we have all male and all female dorms in this hostel). The FAQ section below provides more details on the process of buying a space from someone:

30th Jan update: Please note pre ordering for dinner is closing tonight, if you buy a space from somebody do check that they have a food order as the restaurant cannot now add any more seats to our booking.


One of 2 trips that we do to the World Heritage coast line of the Jurassic Coast which explore both very different and contracsting ends of this 96 mile coastline - one of the finest coastal walks in the world. On this trip we visit the quieter end (mainly due to being that bit further from London). The Jurassic coast is a breathtaking coastline and well worthy of it's World Heritage status, indeed it was only the second natural World Heritage site to be designated in Britain

In stark contrast to the white chalk cliffs on our Lulworth Cove trip, these red cliffs were formed in a baking desert 240 million years ago at a time when dinosaurs were starting to appear leading to the naming of the Jurassic Coast after numerous dinosaur and fossil finds.

Weekend Description

Gentler than many of our weekend walks we will follow some picturesque coastal paths along the cliff paths that offer us some picture postcard coastal views. We're staying in a lovely Arts and Crafts house that we're hiring exclusively for our group and it's conveniently situated on the edge of the fishing village of Beer and set in it's own grounds.

We've lined up two exciting coastal walks to see two different and contrasting sections of this coastline.



Friday 31st January

Head over to our accommodation in the coastal fishing village of Beer, Devon.

Saturday 1st February

Saturday's hike: Sidmouth to Beer

Distance: 9.5/10 miles (16 km)
Rating: Medium/tough
Ascent: 380m
Walking time: About 4/5 hours of walking with 3 main hills

This walk starts in the grand Georgian town of Sidmouth and follows a breathtaking trail along the coast. The section from Beer to Branscombe has been featured as one of the 'Sunday Times' top ten walks in England. Our trail forms part of the South West Coastal path and runs from Beer over Hooken Cliffs to Branscombe Mouth. The views across Lyme Bay and the red Triassic Devon cliffs are spectacular. It's a varied coastal walk with some great cliffs, wonderful views and delicate little trails through woodland and on the cliff tops.


Sunday 2nd February

Sunday's hike: Golden Cap circular

Distance: 6.5 miles (10.5km)
Rating: Moderate/tough
Ascent: 400m
Walking time: About 3 hours of walking with 4 hills


Cost and Payment

All payments are non-refundable unless the trip is cancelled or rescheduled. Once full payment has been received you may sell your space to a member of the same sex, however if you miss the final payment deadline or pull out of the trip before final payment is made your space will be lost and your deposit will not be refunded.

For details of how to make payment and the account details as well as details of how to pull out/buy a space, please see the link below:


We cannot get involved in arranging lift shares, but if you can offer or need a lift, please post details on the following discussion page:


Breakfast and packed lunches are included in the cost and will be provided for Saturday and Sunday. You will need drinks for the trip and money for drinks and dinner on Saturday night


The price includes:

• 2 nights hostel accommodation (in 4 to 6 bed rooms)

Healthy continental breakfast on Saturday and Sunday

• Packed lunches on Saturday and Sunday

Two main hikes by a trained guide (Walk Group Leader (MTE), Mountain Leader (MTE) and a qualified First Aider).

• Compliance with the 1992 Package Travel Regulations including Financial protection.

The price doesn’t include:

• Transport between London and Devon and during the trip

• Drinks and personal expenses



Your safety is very important to us and these walks are led by a very experienced and also trained hike guide - both Walk Group Leader (MTE), Mountain Leader (MTE) and qualified Outdoor Activity First Aider. We detail our hikes so you can see what you're signing up for, but in the rare cases where extreme weather dictates we may need to offer an alternative hike/activity for safety. Outdoor activities involve a risk of personal injury and you need to come equipped for the activity you've chosen to participate in.


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  • Dong

    What a smashing weekend!! Thank you Graham and the Outdooraholics' team. See you on the next hike.

    February 3, 2014

  • Tracie

    Fabulous weather, fun group of people and fantastic scenery, definately a January highlight. Looking forward to seeing you all on the trails in Pembrokeshire. Hugs until then! Thank Big G for making it all possible . . .

    February 3, 2014

  • Carrie

    What a wonderful way to wash away the winter blues. Fab views, weather and as always the company. Now if anyone would like to reassess their place on the upcoming Pembrokeshire trip that would be marvellous. Go on you know you don't want to go...!!

    1 · February 3, 2014

  • Lexy

    Loving the Winter weekend sunshine, amazing scenery and fabulous company. Many thanks to Graham for organising everything - see you all soon xxx

    February 3, 2014

  • Nicola

    Amazing sunshine and scenery, amazing amounts of mud! excellent fun as usual, January was 100% better for it.

    February 3, 2014

  • Eylem

    Beautiful scenery with a fantastic group of people! Thanks for organizing such a great trip.

    February 3, 2014

  • Oliver

    Indeed, the w/e made winter actually enjoyable for a few days. Nice to see familiar faces again and also meet some new ones. Great organisation as usual Graham. Thanks to Danny and all the other helpers too! Thanks to those in my car unwittingly joined the 'highlights' tour on Sunday :-)

    February 3, 2014

  • Dave

    Wow! What a fantastic way to spend a winter weekend in the UK. Wonderful people, great conversations, lots of fun, spectacular scenery & weather. Thanks Graham et al for all of your hard work and organization and thanks everyone for fully participating....looking forward to more.

    February 3, 2014

  • Karolina

    It couldn't have been better this weekend! Glorious sunshine, spectacular landscape, great company and delicious food ! Thanks to all - and looking forward to next trip!

    February 3, 2014

  • Danny W.

    Another fantastic Outdooraholics weekend!
    We were so lucky with the weather on Sunday.

    Looking forward to the next trip already!


    February 3, 2014

  • Rob C.

    Another great weekend! So nice to meet such interesting people. See you all again soon I hope.

    February 3, 2014

  • Bisi

    Thoroughly enjoyed it but not the three times I fell in the mud. Guess its part of the fun. Good hike with spectacular views. We were blessed with good weather. Would definitely recommend it.

    1 · February 2, 2014

  • Graham

    How amazing to see some winter sun! Thank you so much everyone for coming and making this such a great fun and relaxing trip to lead! Thanks Danny for hike leading the second group, Andy, Danny and Tracie for heading up the kitchen team and to everyone else for helping out and making this trip so much fun! A few basic photos are online on Meetup and I'll pick out the best for Facebook tomorrow: Hope to see everyone again soon!

    February 2, 2014

  • Richard D.

    Excellent trip. Great views

    February 2, 2014

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