Outlying Run Recce

This year’s Outlying Run is based in Swanage, Dorset and a small group of members spent a wonderful day this week doing a final check on the Youth Hostel and recce’ing routes. Here’s a taste of what to expect…

Arrangements are looking good. The Youth Hostel has excellent facilities, lots of refurbished rooms, a very nice lounge and a separated dining area. The Carver has also negotiated a special menu for our Saturday night dinner.

On the running front, Andy Howse with input from Paul Newby has been doing a great job of sorting out some wonderful routes. Distances range from 4-16 miles for runners and around 2 miles for walkers. All routes take in the SW Coastal Path and Durlston Castle. The longer routes include Corfe Castle!

There are lots of of other attractions around Swanage including a steam train from Swanage to Corfe Castle and, of course, beaches.

Lunch on Sunday is at the lovely Banks’ Arms in Studland and planned walks include a stroll out to Old Harry Rocks.

The Swanage YH
The Lounge
Steam train to Corfe
Corfe Castle


Mike Farmery and Paul Newby starting the recce at Peveril Point
Andy Howse and Paul Newby on the 4 mile route at Durlston Castle