Finish the Path 10 Mile Hike
*Please note this registration for this event is now closed. If you have an enquiry about the event please contact [email protected] before midday on Friday!*
Date:Oct 27, 2018
Suitable for: People of all ages able to walk for a full day
Difficulty: This walk is relatively challenging, there is a steep climb just before our lunch stop!
Hosted by: South West Coast Path Association
Meeting place: Shell Bay National Trust car park, nearest postcode BH19 3BA
Coach Transfer to start of walk: 9.30am
Start: 10.00am, Durlston Country Park
Finish: Shell Bay National Trust car park
Start at the dramatic Durlston Castle for what is the last leg of the 630-mile South West Coast Path National Trail. High, level cliff walking between St Aldhelm’s Head and Durlston Head is followed by fairly easy walking along the promenade of the seaside town of Swanage.
As you walk through open grassland and woodland around Studland, keep a look out for bottlenose dolphins and take time to enjoy the beautiful wildflowers and spectacular views of the chalk stacks of Old Harry. Three miles of sandy beaches running all the way to South Haven Point offer plenty of opportunities to rest and take in the views across Poole Bay to Bournemouth and the Isle of Wight.
Just before the ferry to Sandbanks the famous steel sculpture marks the end of the Challenge route and the end of the South West Coast Path.
Please wear sensible footwear, pack a waterproof and bring plenty of drinking water in a re-usable bottle. Please also bring a packed lunch with you as weather permitting we will stop for a break on Ballard Down overlooking Swanage Bay.
What is included in the ticket price?
- Guided walk
- Coach transfer to the start
- Downloadable Coast Path fundraising guide
Advanced booking essential.