The first people to arrive were Alan and Cheryl, and once they had pitched their tents they walked down to Guillemot Ledge to climb Tensor 11. Back at the camp site (Tom’s Field) the rest of the group arrived. Over the course of the afternoon and evening the rest of the group appeared and set up their tents in Tom’s Field.
Saturday dawned dry, warm but misty, and after a leisurely start everyone set off for their chosen destinations. Alan, Cheryl, Jason, Ian and Anna went to Guillemot Ledge / Cormorant Ledge area; Bob, Sophie, Sam and Lydia drove to Winspit for a spot of sport climbing (training for Sardinia) and Sean went swimming / snorkelling.
Sunday was a little cooler to start with, but the day soon warmed up. Alan and Jason had unfinished business at Cormorant Ledge, Bob and his group wanted more sport climbing and headed for Dancing Ledges.
Ian and Anna headed for Boulder Ruckle and Cheryl went exploring Durlston Country Park and had some productive blackberry picking. Sean once again took to the water snorkelling.
It was an ‘Indian summer’ weekend and everyone was careful not to get sunburnt. Adventures were had and everyone had a story to tell! Hopefully Swanage will become a regular destination for the club.
Alan Mountford (trip organiser), Cheryl White, Jason Smeeth, Ian Routledge, Anna Maykova, Bob Stones, Sophie Gibbens, Sean O’Brien, Sam Hardcastle, Lydia Farley-Hulse
Really enjoyed this trip especially as we were so lucky with the weather.
On Sunday Sophie & I actually went for a walk from Worth Matravers down to Winspit along the coastal path to Chapmans Pool for a quick dip before looping back to Worth for cream teas in the quaintest little tea room imaginable. After we met up with Lydia and Sam, who were climbing at Dancing Ledge, and we went for a swim in the pool there whilst enjoying the sunset………perfect!!