Time  5 hours 17 minutes

Coordinates 876

Uploaded August 3, 2016

Recorded August 2016

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near Brownsea Island, England (United Kingdom)

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Start Time: 03/08/2016 13:50

End Time: 03/08/2016 19:07

Distance traveled: 18.1 km (05:17)

Time in motion: 04:34

Average speed: 3.42 km / h

Vel. in Mov .: 3.96 km / h

Maximum speed: 7.84km / h

Minimum height: -11 m

Maximum Height: 163 m

Ascent Speed: 183.7 m / h

Descent Speed: -218.5 m / h

Altitude Gain: 465 m

Altitude loss: -465 m

Ascent Time: 02:32

Time Descent: 02:07



DESCRIPTION:
To start this route we have two options. Cross the car by ferry from Bournemouth and park a few meters from where the boat leaves you, or leave the car parked in Bournemouth and cross over by ferry without it. The route starts at the same pier. You can take a swimsuit in case you want to take a bath, or even take the tour in a swimsuit if the temperature allows it.
The first part of the route crosses a large beach (several kilometers). A part of the beach is the nudist and you will find posters claiming the right to be able to sunbathe nude. On the other hand, it is curious to see people with and without swimsuits next to military disembarkation maneuvers on the beach. This is due to a nearby military base that uses this scenario as a training place. While we cross the beach we see the great pillars of white rock (chalk with some band of silex) where we have to go. (there is no loss). We can even stop at some point to take a bath
When we leave the beach, we start a comfortable climb that puts us on top of the most representative of this route, the Cliffs and its Columns.
Very photogenic and shocking area with white cliffs and turquoise water. It is worthwhile to stay a while before continuing.
We reach Ballard point where we leave the coast and start a comfortable climb through the high part of a large meadow and fantastic views of this "small peninsula". Towards the northeast we can see the route we take, the beach and the whole coast with Bournemouth and to the south Swanage and its bay. We will reach the highest point of the route; Ballard Down, and a few meters later an obelisk that remembers the horrors of war.
We started a descent, crossed several roads and a golf course to enter a totally different landscape. A beautiful wasteland with "flag trees" and depending on the season with violet heather. A very quiet part where rabbits are constantly crossing our path.
Little by little we get back to the sea, but on the opposite side of the peninsula where we started. We can see Hamworthy and many boat-houses that are found shortly before closing the circle of this itinerary.

HISTORY:
The Old Harry Rocks are two columns or rocky pillars located at the tip of Handfast, on the Dorset coast in the south of England, just east of Studland, about 4 km NE of Swanage and about 10 km south of the cities of Poole and Bournemouth. The rocks mark the eastern end of the Jurassic coast, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. They can be seen from the Dorset Coast Path, the Dorset section of the South West Coast Path. The cliff is rocky, of chalk, with some flint bands. A hundred years ago one of those great pillars, the so-called Old Harry's Wife (the wife of old Harry) collapsed crashingly in the heat of the sea, as attested by the chronicles and testimonies of fishermen of the time. Tired of resisting for thousands of years, the rock was allowed to overcome by the sea. But if geologists are right, erosion will continue to sculpt this coast, forming new pillars in the coming millennia. The children of Old Harry.
Legend has it that the Devil (traditionally known as Old Harry) had a dream on the rocks. Other sources point out that the possible origin of the name is that the rocks were named in honor of a famous Poole pirate, Harry Paye, who used them to store his contraband nearby.

The route described here, as well as the GPS tracks are indicative. It is the responsibility of whoever carries it out, to take the appropriate safety measures for the itinerary, which will depend on the weather conditions, as well as the technical and physical preparation of the person who carries it out. It is very clear that everything indicated (track and comments) is purely informative and without any other kind of spirit, exempting the author from any responsibility, before any mishap that could suffer who by will or induced induced the route.
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Old Harry's Rock

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Name: Segment 1

Start Time: 03/08/2016 13:50

End Time: 03/08/2016 19:07

Distance traveled: 18.1km (05:17)

Time in motion: 04:34

Average speed: 3.42km / h

Vel. in Mov .: 3.96km / h

Maximum speed: 7.84km / h

Minimum height: -11m

Maximum Height: 163m

Speed ​​Ascent: 183.7m / h

Descent Speed: -218.5m / h

Altitude gain: 465m

Altitude loss: -465m

Ascent Time: 02:32

Time Descent: 02:07

2 comments

  • Photo of adrianix19

    adrianix19 Jun 13, 2017

    tito guarro
    https://es.wikiloc.com/rutas-senderismo/old-harrys-rock-extended-circular-14225006/photo-10884865

  • Photo of Tito Jiménez

    Tito Jiménez Jun 14, 2017

    ¡¡¡Ese Adri !!! ¿Cómo está el tío? Espero que disfrutes con mis rutas. Desde ahora también lo son tuyas. Un abrazo. https://es.wikiloc.com/rutas-senderismo/old-harrys-rock-extended-circular-14225006/photo-10884865

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