Swim & Trek 2016

14 August 2016. The new name for this club event is to be confirmed and may change again.

Post publication note: A more detailed programme and briefing has subsequently been issued, but an outline is as follows:

  1. Meet in the Worth Matravers car park on Sunday 14 August at 0900 for a 0930 departure. Walk to Winspit for the first swim and return.
  2. Drive to Tynham Village, park and walk to Worbarrrow Bay for second swim. Return to car park for a picnic lunch.
  3. After Lunch, drive to Lulworth Village and park at the NT Car Park. Third swim from Lulworth Cove to Stair Hole Cave and return. (Retain Car Park ticket)
  4. Drive to NT Car Park at Durdledoor for final swim through the Door.*

* Safety advice will dictate in which order we do the afternoon swims’

A few additional points:

  • Hopefully we’ll be gifted with good weather and it will be an ideal day for families and friends to join us.
  • This is a wild swim for confident sea swimmers. As with all informal activities of this type, you swim at your own risk on this magical mystery tour.
  • Swims will be limited to 1km and where possible we’ll stay together when swimming.
  • In the event of an inclement weather forecast, a go no go decision will be made PM Friday 12 August.
  • A more detailed programme and brief will emailed during the first week in August.
  • For those who regularly use the Purbeck coast for swimming or walking; – I highly recommend a map published by: www.littlemapco.co.uk A waterproof, durable OS map 1:40,000 scale covering Poole to Weymouth.
  • Finally, it would be very useful if you’d email Clive Grant (cliveisalive@hotmail.co.uk and Joan joakei@sky.com if you’d like to take part, with an indication of how many others will be in your party. You might wish to consider car sharing – this will be left to club members to coordinate between themselves.
  • Pray for good weather!