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EC Jurassic Coast Weekend: 8th November (Cycling &/or Walking)

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Join other ECers in the Jurassic Coast, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, for a weekend with cycling, walking and fossil hunting options.

Explore England's first UNESCO World Heritage site by cycle, on foot - or even by kayak

We will be staying in our own comfortable converted Dutch barn in the countryside (but next door to a recommended country pub)

Cycling: Follow the Valley of The Stones and coastal routes along quiet country lanes. Depending on the weather this may include Abbotsbury Swannery, St. Catherine's Chapel and the Hardy Monument, Chesil Beach, Shipton Gorge and Eggardon Hill

For those with hybrids/MTBs there are also lots of off-road trails and bridleways to take you through the stunning scenery

Cycle hire is available at £12 per day

Walking: Just five minutes away from the South West Coastal Path - literally behind our barn. Searching for fossils and walking along Chesil Beach are always good options.

Travel: Bristol to Dorchester 1.5hrs by train. London to Dorchester 2.5hrs by train

Then 11miles (1.5hrs) cycle / £10 taxi to our accommodation. It is very likely we will be able to pick you up from Dorchester station but depends on arrival time.

£130pp including 2 nights accommodation, 2 breakfast + cycle guide &/or walking guide

Guided cycle routes on Saturday and Sunday if wanted or advice from a local guide

Guided walks on Saturday or Sunday if wanted or advice re good places to see.

If there is enough interest, full or half day kayaking is also possible. Price will depend on group size.

To book please first read our terms & conditions and then please pay into the Explorers Connect account (internet banking easiest probably) to secure your place.

Explorers Connect Ltd 40-14-09 71511130

Please put 'Jurassic' in the reference line

If you're up for an mini adventure squeezed into your weekend email

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