Wednesday, 25 April 2012
Coastal Charge in Dorset - TGOC Training part 2
Here's one of the nearest bit of up-and-down to the Bershire plain. The Isle of Purbeck.
Choose a day when the Army is not going to shoot you (find out when here). Start near Swanage. Head south to the coastal path. Then travel west until you drop with exhaustion. Sneek under a hedge or cliff for the night. Repeat in an easterly direction. You might want to do it in reverse so the early morning sun is behind you on the return.
The only logistical problem is to find water along the route. There's some toilets open during daytime at Kimmeridge and at Lulworth, I also took water from the river at Lulworth and filtered this for drinking and cooking.
This reminded me that day two is usually harder than day one. Best have a short cut available for the return in case it's not possible to complete the same distance.
You can see the profile above. Quite a few sharp upwards trajectories. Actually, cumlatively, probably something a little over half of the Upness appearing on the first day of my TGOC route plan. Nevertheless completely knackering.