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7/02/2017

Weekend adventure festival planned for Purbeck in Dorset

With opportunities for climbing, wild swimming, Nordic walking, miles of mountain bike trials and nearly 30 miles of glorious coast and countryside, Purbeck on the Dorset coast is becoming a fast favourite with outdoors lovers from across the UK, especially those looking for adventure a bit closer to the M25.


Now a multi-event weekend known as T POW  – The Purbeck Outdoor Weekend – is planned for 15-17 September 2017.


The idea developed from the successful Purbeck Marathon, which quickly established itself and captivated those who took part, thanks to its unique Jurassic Coast setting. In 2016, this event became a fully developed running festival incorporating a companion 16k, alongside a successful Nordic Walking Festival.


Founder and organizer Jason Haiselden said: “I hope the full adventure programme for 2017 will have huge appeal. With the concept of the Marathon already well established, we were contacted by additional members of the outdoor community to encompass events into a proper all round adventure weekend festival, and we have the opportunity to showcase the area on a big scale.


“We also now have charitable status, and it's hugely rewarding to be able to give back to local community.”


For 2017, a climbing festival and a Sunday morning 'jog and dog' are planned.


Jason said: “I think people are excited that the area is really accessible, and anyone who has been here will tell you there is nowhere quite like it.”


Entries are now open for the Purbeck Running Festival and Bike Bimble, with additional event information constantly being added to the web site www.t-pow.co.uk.