Queer Jurassic Coast camp out
14th-16th July 2023
Camp out in one of the UK's most iconic locations with other like minded intrepid queer folks. We provide the gear, giving you the freedom to explore the famous beaches and bays
4pm-8pm: Arrival at your campsite on the Jurassic Coast
Arrive at our beautifully located farm campsite for the weekend, which is a 5 minute taxi ride from Wool Station (direct trains from London). Your tent will be ready for you. You’ll meet your hosts for the weekend and the rest of your Adventuress fam. We will spend a relaxing evening getting to know each other over a drink and talk about our coming adventure.
Optional guided hike along the Jurassic Coast, and relaxing on Durdle Door beach
Wake up to fresh brewed coffee and a slow morning in nature. Today it’s your choice to either relax in your idyllic surroundings, or join an optional guided hike along a jaw-dropping stretch of the Jurassic Coast.
Starting at Lulworth Cove we will wander along an impressive stretch of undulating white cliffs, taking in outstanding views of Man O’ War beach, Durdle Door, Stair Hole and Scratchy Bottom valley.
Elevation Gain: 640m
This hike has a lot of steep ascents and descents. Not recommended for anybody with ongoing knee or ankle complaints
Towards the end of our hike we will take a well earned rest on Durdle Door beach to take in the view of the arch that has been sculpted by nature.
Back in Lulworth Cove we will have the option to pop into a pub or head back to the campsite for a drink around the campfire.
Optional guided hike to Winspit Quarry and visit to Blue Pool
Another morning waking up to that fresh coastal air, and the smell of brewing coffee! It’s that time again to choose between exploration or relaxation, with the option of coming along on a hike to Winspit Quarry with a visit to Chapmans Pool.
On our hike we will pay a visit to the impressive Winspit Quarry, where upcoming Star Wars series Andor has been filmed. Following this we will hike a dramatic section of the coast, taking in views of Chapman’s pool, and rugged cliffs rising from the ocean. We’ll pay a visit to the volunteers at the coastguards post where we can learn about the history of the area.
Distance: 9km loop
Elevation Gain: 434m
After our hike we will have the option to spend a little time in the cute village of Worth Matravers, paying a visit to a tea room or country pub.
After our afternoon of adventure you will have the option of returning to Lulworth Cove or heading to Wool to say our reluctant goodbyes and catch the train home.
- 2x Nights in a beautiful farm campsite occupied by 20 alpacas, surrounded by nature
- Camping gear provided – 2 man tent (to yourself), sleeping bag, inflatable camping pad.
- 2x Exciting optional fact filled hikes led by a Qualified Hiking Guide & Outdoor First Aider
- A visit to Blue Pool and the coastguards station
- Free ride share if coming along on the hikes
- A small sociable group adventure (8 Adventuresses max)
- 2 Adventuress hosts to help with all your camping needs
- All trip logistics taken care of so you can just enjoy
- Ride share Whatsapp group
- Access to the events Whatsapp group for all Q&As
- Photos of you on your adventure
- Transport to and from the Jurassic Coast
- All food & drink
- Camping gear not mentioned above
- Personal insurance
- Personal Expenses
- Activities not mentioned
We will be staying in a perfectly located campground a 15 minute drive away from main attractions Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door and a 5 minute drive from Wool station.
Campsite and Surrounds
We will be surrounded by open fields and woodland, with direct access to quaint countryside strolls.
Nearby is also the tank museum, and Monkey World Rescue Centre.
This is a quiet campsite with limited phoned signal and no wifi, giving you the perfect opportunity to disconnect and relax.
There are no shops for essentials within walking distance so we recommend bringing everything you need with you.
We will be hiring a fire pit for the duration, so bring those marsh mallows!
- Toilet & Shower block with hot showers
- Washing up basins
- Drinking water tap
ARRIVING BY TRAIN
The campsite is a 5 minute taxi ride from Wool train Station.
Please check your train journey on Trainline.com
If coming from London trains leave from London Waterloo to Wool (2hr30-3hr30 journey time direct) It is recommended to buy an open return. **Please note that train ticket prices rise considerably as time goes on. This event will not be cancelled in the event of a rail strike**
ARRIVING BY CAR
IMPORTANT: When making a booking please let us know if you are coming by car.
Ride Share Whatsapp group for all events: Join here
- 2 Man tent
- Sleeping bag
- Inflatable sleeping pad
WHAT TO BRING FOR CAMP
- Food for the duration. See a recommended foods list here (There is a shop on site selling the essentials)
- Sleeping bag liner
- Head torch and light to hang in tent
- Something to sit on in camp
- 1-2 Litre water bottle
- Regular or mini camping stove & compatible gas (We will bring a few stoves, but please also bring your own if you can)
- Camping plate/bowl/mug/cutlery/utensils/pots/pans
- Washing up liquid & sponge (can dispense from a travel tube)
- Foil or sandwich bags
- A bag or tub to carry your dishes to the sink
- Toilet paper/wipes
- Comfy and warm camp clothing layers and shoes
- Sun lotion & bug spray
- Towel (Microfibre are packable)
- Battery packs & chargers
- Ear plugs & eye mask
- Flip flops for the showers
FOR THE HIKES
- 10-20ltr day pack
- A good sense of humour if the weather isn’t great! 🙂
- Warm and waterproof layers (If cold or windy weather is forecast, base thermal layers- Mid layer such as a fleece – Outer layers such as a waterproof jacket.)
- Synthetic hiking trousers or shorts (Avoid jeans or any absorbent material)
- Hiking boots or trail shoes (Not trainers)
- Sun hat
- Lunch & Snacks
- Something to sit on for when we stop (The ground may be wet)
- At least 1 litre of water
- A bag for your rubbish
- Pack cover or dry bag liners
- Basic First Aid items
- Trekking poles (advised)
- Swim wear and aqua shoes
What is the provided camping gear like?
Included in the price of this trip, you will be provided with..
- 2 man tent for your own use (Dimensions: 130 x 210cm. Double layered, ventilation)
- Sleeping bag (Mummy bag design, Size: 240 Dimensions: 230 (91″) x 80 (31″) x 50cm (20”), Comfort level 7ºC. To ensure extra warmth it is recommended to bring a sleeping bag liner)
- Inflatable sleeping pad (Dimensions: 183 x 51 x 2.5 cm)
Do I need to use your gear or can I bring my own?
We are providing gear so you are able to travel with less baggage. However it is fine to bring your own. Please let us know if you would like to bring your own gear to camp with. If bringing your own tents they cannot be larger than 3 man due to the space allocated for us.
There is no discount on the total trip cost if bringing your own gear or sharing a tent with a friend on the trip.
Can I drive and park?
You are able to drive and park near your pitch. Please let us know if you plan to come by car
When is check-in and check-out time?
Check in: 4pm onwards, Friday 14th July
Check out: 12pm Sunday 16th July
What about food?
Please bring your own food for the trip as there is not a shop within walking distance. If coming by car there are shops nearby in the town of Wool. Non-perishables and camp meals are recommended.
Where do I get my water?
There is a fresh drinking water tap in the campsite to refill
Are there showers and toilets?
There are showers and toilets on site.
Is there phone signal?
Phone signal is patchy and there is no wifi
Can I charge my devices?
There is no electricity on our pitch, so it is advised to bring external battery packs.
Are we allowed fires?
We will have a fire going on site, you will not need to bring your own portable fire pit.
What if it rains?
This is England, so a little rain is always to be expected! Depending on the condition we may erect a gazebo to protect us from the elements.
Can I bring my dog?
Due to the nature of this trip and the hikes, unfortunately pups are not permitted on this trip. We will aim to run shorter trips during the year where pups can join the fun.
Do I need to join the hikes?
The hikes are optional. The cost of the trip is not discounted if not joining the hikes.
Are the hikes difficult?
The hike on Day 2 is graded moderate-challenging due to the steep knee crushing ascent and descents, with 600m of elevation gain. With many hours of daylight we will be taking it slow and steady and stop for breaks to enjoy the view. The Day 3 hike has half of the elevation gain and is graded as moderate. We will be hiking at an easy going pace on both days.
Can I go off and do my own thing?
This trip is designed for you to enjoy your time how you wish, if you prefer to do your own thing during the day and join us in the evening, you are very welcome!
14th-16th July 2023
Members price: £185
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We believe that every community matters, which is why we welcome all women and non-binary. We recognise that some of you do not feel like you are represented in the world of outdoor pursuits, and we want to break that barrier and show that the outdoors is for everybody, so lets get out there and have some amazing adventures.