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Dorset Coast Winter Wake Up
Friday 25th - Sunday 27th January 2019

Get some fresh air into your lungs and start your 2019 right with this spectacular walking adventure on the stunning South Coast. Don't miss this!


Spend a weekend enjoying some of the best coastal walks and scenery on the South Coast - expect to hike the amazing windswept sea-cliffs and take in some panoramic, stunning views.

Our location couldn’t be better – we’ll be staying on the edge of a picturesque fishing village right next to Lulworth Cove. We’ll have miles of spectacular coastal walking right on our doorstep and comfortable accommodation to return to in the evenings. Lulworth cove is located on the on the famous Jurassic Coast which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site famed for its impressive geologic features and abundant fossils.

There will be guided walks each day straight from our door to explore the nearby coastline including dramatic rock arches, sweeping coves, towering cliffs and headlands. Add hearty home-cooked food and a lodge full of like-minded people and you've got a great start to the year.

EC adventures are informal, friendly and great fun! They're made up of singles, couples and small sets of friends with ages typically ranging from mid 20s to mid 40s but anyone over 18 years old and young at heart is welcome. Whether it's your first time exploring the outdoors or you're an adventure professional, EC adventures are a great way to meet like-minded people in a safe, welcoming and fun environment.


On Saturday and Sunday we will head out for the day for guided walks in the local area a qualified and experienced walk leader. The coastline on the area is spectacular and will be the focus of our walk on Saturday. Walks for Sunday are varied (there may be full and half day options) and will depend on group preferences - you might want to spend more time exploring the coast or head inland for views of countryside and castles.



We will have exclusive use of YHA Lulworth Cove, a cedar-clad lodge at the edge of a fishing village and short walk from Lulworth Cove itself. Sleeping arrangements will be in shared rooms with adult sized bunk beds. All bed linen is provided but you will need to bring a towel. If you haven't done 'communal living' for a while it is lots of fun but you might want to bring earplugs just in case!

A tasty cooked breakfast will be provided on both mornings as well as dinner on Saturday. As people will arrive at different times on the Friday, please eat en-route or bring your dinner if you'd rather use the self catering kitchen. You'll also need to bring a packed lunch with you for both days.


The coastal path goes up and down and there are some steep bits with cliffside views so if you suffer from severe vertigo this may not be suitable for you. The walks are suitable for anyone and you don't need any previous hiking experience.


  • Two nights accommodation in YHA Lulworth Cove
  • Two full day guided walks with a qualified and experienced walk leader
  • Home cooked dinner on Saturday
  • Two breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday
  • EC Host for the weekend


This adventure runs from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th January, 2019.

  • Discounted earlybird price for EC CLUB members - £129 (if deposit is paid by Friday 26th October, 2018)
  • Discounted earlybird price for non-members - £139 (if deposit is paid by Friday 26th October, 2018)
  • Standard price for EC CLUB members - £139
  • Standard price for non-members - £149

You'll need to pay a £75 deposit when booking with the balance due by Friday 23rd November 2018.

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    Excellent weekend. Couldn’t have asked for more from the host, organisation or location.
    Very well organised. Host and guide were excellent. Good atmosphere, laid back and people were great.
    Brilliant weekend - a real adventure. The host and walk leader really looked after everyone. Looking forward to my next trip!


    If you'd like to know more about this weekend or have a particular question about this or any of our adventures, please email enquiries@explorersconnect.com or call the office on 0117 405 7497 during normal office hours and we'll do our best to help you.