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Kayak, Wild Camp and Forage Along the Jurassic Coast

Embrace the wilderness of this World Heritage Site on the coast of Dorset. 2 days. 0 days off work.

  • United Kingdom
  • April

For two days you’ll explore the Dorset coast by kayak. You’ll discover caves, snorkel and fish along the way. By night, you’ll wild camp on the banks and cook up a foraged feast.

Your hassle-free adventure includes:

  • 2 days kayaking
  • Snorkelling, fishing, and foraging
  • 1night of wild camping
  • Local, certified sea kayak coach and bushcraft instructor
  • All kayaking and camping equipment
  • All meals

Perfect for:
Those who fancy brushing up on their kayaking and wild foraging in an untouched area that will re-connect you with nature.

Need To Know

The following are not included in the trip price:

  • Travel
  • Train station transfers available for £30pp
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

This trip will run with a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 12.

Sure can! A lot of people do, and it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

You don’t need to be an expert sea kayaker, however, you do need some level of experience and need to be able to control a kayak confidently, and safely capsize. Tuition is available; half-day sea kayak tuition courses are £60pp and full-day sea kayaking courses are £100pp.

This trip runs in the warmer months of the year. While the weather can be unpredictable in the UK, you can expect temperatures of around 10˚C and 15˚C.

You will forage and fish for ingredients for your meals. You will be accompanied by a qualified bushcraft instructor so you won’t go hungry.

If you have any special requests, let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.

  • Bivvy bags
  • Kayaking equipment
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Toiletries
  • Warm camping clothing
  • Sleeping bag

Other recommendations are: - Camera - Mobile phone - Personal medicine if required (please inform your guide in case of emergency)

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Location

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The Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Site the stretches from East Devon to Dorset. As the name suggests, this 96-mile stretch is known for its fantastic fossils preserved in abundance.

Poole Harbour is one of the largest natural harbours in the world and a haven for wildlife and marine life. Although just 2 hours from London, the islands and creeks in this area have you feeling a million miles from civilisation.

Old Harry Rocks are a kayaking playground, nested between Swanage and Studland. Here you’ll have caves to explore and natural rock formations that will put your sea kayaking skills to the test in this dynamic environment.

Start point?
Your trip will start at 10:00 at Wareham Quay.

Finish point?
Your trip will end at 17:00 at Studland Beach.

Getting there and away?
Wareham Quay is easily accessible via major roads. You can also arrive by train into Wareham Station. Your host can offer transfers to and from Wareham Station for an additional £30pp.

For extra financial protection against unforeseen circumstances, we recommend you book your flights using a credit card.

What to Expect

Saturday: Paddle Poole Harbour and forage for supper

Your trip will start at Wareham Quay at 10:00. You’ll hit the water and paddle around the islands and creeks of one of the world’s largest natural harbours, Poole Harbour.

You’ll break for lunch on a hidden beach at Purbeck. This afternoon, your guide will teach you the art of bushcraft, as you go foraging and fishing for ingredients for tonight’s meal.

You’ll find a good spot to camp for the night and cook a wild supper over the open fire and under the stars.

Sunday: Explore Old Harry Rocks

After a cooked breakfast, you’ll get back in your kayaks and continue to paddle to Studland; pausing along the way to practice your fishing skills.

You’ll stop for a BBQ lunch at Old Harry Rocks; these three chalk formations mark the most easterly point of the Jurassic Coast.

You’ll have time to explore the sea stacks on your kayak and jump in for some snorkelling at a secret cove before it’s time to paddle to the finish line at Studland Beach (arriving around 17:00)

Note: This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, and weather conditions and forecasts.

Accommodation

You’ll wild camp at a suitable spot along the Jurassic Coast. Your host will provide bivvy bags and cooking equipment.

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Dates & Prices

Prices include

  • Accommodation
  • Equipment
  • Guide
  • Local Transport
  • Meals As Described

Please note: Flights are NOT included and must be purchased separately.

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Optional Extras

Make your life easy. Once you have reserved your space, your host can help you arrange the extras you’ll need. Here are some guide prices which can be confirmed with you during booking.

Transfer from/to Wareham Station Payable Before Departure
Transfer to/from Wareham Station £30.00

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