It’s officially spring so it’s time to turn off the TV and dust off those cobwebs by embracing the great outdoors to get fit in time for summer. From tackling the world’s biggest assault course to walking whilst speed dating, VisitEngland has teamed up with outdoor specialists Blacks to suggest the top outdoor activities and challenges.
Wild swimming in Dorset
Durdle Door is one of England’s natural wonders and swimming through the arch out into wide open sea should help explain what the wild swimming fuss is about. It’s a beautifully scenic swim, under the arch, past the near vertical cliffs of Purbeck limestone, then into Lulworth Cove on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.
Top tip: leave your warm clothes on the shingle beach as it’s a long steep walk from the car park at Lulworth, over cliffs and down a rock staircase! Stay at the family-run 16th Century Castle Inn near Lulworth Cove. The thatched hotel and pub is dog friendly and prides itself in serving the best real ales and ciders around. Doubles cost £95 and include a full English breakfast.
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