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The Dorset Doddle

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Sunday 18th August 2024

Entries Open
Thursday 28th March 2024
Entries Close
Sunday 4th August 2024
Entries So Far
189 Participants
Entry Fees
LDWA Member   £13.00   
Not a Member of the LDWA   £23.00   
Richard Lang

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The Dorset Doddle consists simply of the coastal path from Weymouth to Swanage *. Anyone expecting a gentle stroll along the cliffs will be in for a shock, but the route has stunning views and is a true classic. The distance is about 32 miles, passing over some of the most beautiful coastal scenery in England, but including some tough climbs on the way. The time limit is 12 hours.
*Due to a major landslip and path closure we expect that about 6 miles of the route will be diverted inland

We lay on coaches from Swanage to Weymouth on the morning of the event for an additional charge of £12. MUST be pre-booked. Coach spaces are limited this year so please book early if you require coach transfer.

The event starts from the Jubilee Clock on Weymouth Esplanade (GR SY681795). Registration opens at 8 am, and you can start when you are ready between 8.30 am and 9 am. The coaches from Swanage to Weymouth leave from the North Beach car park at the top of De Moulham Road off Bonfields Avenue (GR SZ029799) (Post Code BH19 1NL). Last coach leaves Swanage at 07.45 (sharp).  The finish will be at the All Saints Church Hall (GR SZ030801), about 200m North of the coach departure point at the junction of Ulwell Road and Redcliffe Road.

The map covering the entire route is OL15, but this is not compulsory as it is almost impossible to get seriously lost. All checkpoints will offer drinks, and some will offer light snacks, but you should carry your own food and drink. A meal will be provided at the finish.

We accept runners.

The minimum age for entrants is 16. Entrants below 18 must obtain parent’s consent and be accompanied by a named adult, and other conditions may apply. Please email the organisers for more information.

Entries are limited to 250 with a waiting list once full.

The route description will be available to download from the Dorset LDWA website 10 days before the event.

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