Corfe Castle, Old Harry Rocks and Swanage Trail
£10.00 – £15.00
Escape the hurly-burly of modern life!
On Saturday we will be walking a 9.6-mile trail which is a personal favourite of ours as there is so much to see. From the majestic Corfe Castle to the stunning Purbeck Ridge views and the breathtaking sites of Old Harry Rocks. I, Julia, have walked this route on numerous occasions and each time the chalk formations take my breath away. I love the way that the old seaside town beckons you from the trail and you are greeted by the best ice-cream ever!
What better way to return back to where you started than by real steam train.
If you decide to stay for the Sunday walk, then this one is much shorter, but still rather stunning, and we will be finished by lunchtime.
All of our walks are lead by qualified Walk Leaders, all of who are first aid trained and will carry suitable first aid kits for peace of mind for your adventure. They will be there to look after the navigation, leaving you to focus on the walk, the views and making new friends with your walking companions.
DURATION OF EVENT
This is a two-day event, although you can select to walk on Saturday only (9.6 miles) or both days (Sunday is 5.6 miles)
We will meet in the National Trust car park on Saturday and the Visitors Centre on Sunday in Corfe at 9.00am. At 9.15am we will then have a full briefing before heading off for the day's adventure.
Note; The Adventure Geek team will be arriving on Friday evening and will leave on Sunday afternoon.
Saturday is a 9.6-mile walk starting from the majestic ruin of Corfe Castle (which we can visit later in the day).
We meet at the National Trust Car Park at 9am with a view to setting off at 9.15am after a quick warm up and briefing.
We pass under the railway line in Corfe and then ascend gradually on an easy track to the top of Rollington Hill. We stroll along Allwood Down and Nine Barrow Down, enjoying fantastic views over Poole Harbour on the east and the Purbecks on the west. The going is easy in all weathers and the climbs are not steep.
We walk by Studland Hill and Ballard Point before making our way to the dramatic and most easterly point of the Jurassic Coast – Old Harry Rocks. If you are brave enough then take the thin path to the edge of one of the chalk formations.
Our final leg of the journey is along Purbeck Ridge as we then make our descent into the seaside town of Swanage. If you have never visited Swanage then you will feel like you have taken a step back in time.
Steam Train Back to Corfe
Once we have grabbed an ice-cream, or a glass of wine (or both!) and spent some time in Swanage we can enjoy the short journey back to Corfe Castle via the vintage steam train.
This route should take no more than 3-5 hours.
The evening is yours to do with what you wish. If you wish to join us for something to eat then let us know and we will let you know the arrangements.
The Sunday walk is only 5.6 miles but the views are amazing as we head off in a different direction than yesterday.
We meet at the Visitors' Centre at Corfe Castle at 9am with a view to starting our walk at 9.15am. We use easy paths and quiet roads to get to the higher ground.
Creech Hill is amazing, with its panoramic views over huge areas to the north and east. Next, we skirt around the Stonehill Down Nature Reserve and then begin to take in the views across the Purbeck Vale. We enjoy these views for a couple of miles as we amble along easy paths and when the ruins of Corfe Castle start to loom into view, you make for the highest part of the ground. From there you look right down on the castle and the great vista beyond, down to the coast.
This walk should take no more than 2.5 hours so you should be on your way home by lunchtime.
NEED TO KNOW
Adventure Geek Walks are open to anyone over the age of 10. However, anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Food & Drink
Please note we do not supply any food or drinks for this day walk, you will need to bring your own packed lunch etc. There is a breakfast available if you decide to stay at Norden Camp Site of hot bacon rolls, coffee and tea.
Our furry friends are welcome on this trip.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
There are no permissions expressed or implied by the Adventure Geek organisers. Participants make use of the facilities at their own risk and without express permission from the Adventure Geek organisers.
Walking is a physically active sport. If you have any doubts about your abilities, you should always seek advice from your GP before embarking on an Adventure Geek walk.
By registering for an event you accept that you do so entirely at your own risk and that it is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and able to take part in the event. We regroup often and our walks cater for all levels of fitness.
Children under the age of 16 years old are the responsibility of their parents or guardians and need to be accompanied at all times before, during and after the walk.
Adventure Geek volunteers do not accept responsibility for injury, loss and damage sustained by a participant unless the above injury, loss and damage are proven to have been caused as a direct result of negligence on the part of the organisers.
Dogs are welcome on the majority of our walks, however, we kindly ask that only one dog per walker and that the welfare of the animal remains your responsibility throughout your walk. On occasion, we may add a note of “No dogs allowed” on specific walks (usually those with cattle), please respect this note.