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The Jurassic Challenge - Walk 50 Miles in 50 Hours

PUBLISHED: 10:37 18 April 2011 | UPDATED: 21:33 20 February 2013

The Jurassic Challenge - Walk 50 Miles in 50 Hours

The Jurassic Challenge - Walk 50 Miles in 50 Hours

To celebrate its 50th Anniversary this year, Dorset Wildlife Trust is inviting 50 walkers to join The Jurassic Challenge – 50 miles in 50 hours across some of the most celebrated coastal landscape in Britain...

To celebrate its 50th Anniversary this year, Dorset Wildlife Trust is inviting 50 walkers to join The Jurassic Challenge 50 miles in 50 hours across some of the most celebrated coastal landscape in Britain. With World Heritage status for its geology and now set to host the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games sailing events, the Jurassic Coast is also recognised internationally for its outstanding wildlife both on land and under the sea.

The Jurassic Challenge has been devised by Nick Gray and Emily Newton from DWTs West Dorset Team as part of a year of events to celebrate Dorsets outstanding natural heritage and to raise funds to continue to protect it into the next 50 years, the 50 for 50 Challenge.

Nick Gray, Pastures New Adviser at Dorset Wildlife Trust, said:"This will be a great chance to walk more than half of Dorset's coastline in one weekend, from salt marsh to cliff-top species-rich grassland.Covering the 50 miles in 50 hours with fellow wildlife enthusiasts, we should easily spot at least 50 species of flora and fauna along the way too!"

Emily Newton, Grazing Animals Officer at Dorset Wildlife Trust, said: This will certainly be a challenge for anyone but with stunning coastal scenery, wildlife, BBQ, an evening dip in the sea, sense of achievement and sore feet to boot - what a great way to celebrate DWTs 50th year!

The Jurassic Challenge is on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July 2011, from West Bay to Swanage, led by expert guides Nick and Emily. Places are limited to the first 50 people to apply and challengers will need to raise a minimum of 50 sponsorship plus 25 to register, which includes overnight camping at Ringstead Bay with evening meal and breakfast. Tents and large packs will be transported by road so you will only need to carry your day pack.

For more information contact Nick Gray or Emily Newton on 01300 321329 or e-mail Nick at ngray@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk. Register at www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk/50for50/jurassic.

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