What is Coastal Tab

Trek 15 miles in a loop across the unforgiving Purbeck hills, steep slopes, narrow paths and tough stairs, push yourself to the max as you take in the breath-taking scenery along the Jurassic coast.

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About the Event

Join us on this walk around the stunning Purbecks on 3rd June, looping around to the Royal Marines Commando Memorial where we will lay poppies in memory of John Thornton. Raising funds as you walk for our two brilliant charities the John Thornton Young Achievers Fund and MY Time. Helping two local charities recover and continue their outstanding work with young adults and children. Make a real difference to young people, give them the opportunities and support they deserve and help them to reach higher.

More Information

To register for the event Click the link at the top of this page, follow the prompts and choose your start time. It costs £25 per person to register paid on line at the end of your registration process, this is non refundable. We ask that you raise £250 per person but raise what you can, all donations will go via our just giving page which every one will use so be sure to share it far and wide! If you struggle with your fundraising then we are here to help you.

The Deadline to register of Coastal Tab is 1st June, or when the event sells out, so get in quick! Tickets are going fast! Think your going to struggle to complete the route? or just want to do half? then let us know and we can arrange a pick up at the half way point, Durlston County Park. If the event is sold out when you come to register then send us a message via the form at the bottom of the page and request to be put onto our waiting list, this is on a first come first served basis.

Walking single or as a team? be sure to check out our sponsorship page, we might be able to help out with your hiking gear or even accommodation if you need it! Once you have registered you will get the details for our meeting area, just outside Swanage, Dorset. Here you will be able to park your car for a small donation to help a local farmer, the field is used for grazing so watch out for cow pats! and even if you are getting dropped off the car can stay with us as you pop into Swanage for an ice cream, we do ask that you don't come and go in your car to reduce traffic flow, and as always parking is done at your own risk.

Once you have had your safety brief and filled up your water bottles and checked in and posted loads of photos on social media and tagged us in @JK House then jump on your 2nd shuttle bus to the start line and the journey begins!

Once you have finished the walk then you will be picked up where you were dropped off, the route can be followed in many ways download the Map my Run app and use the map there, look out for the blue ribbon and signs along the way, download the app What 3 Words and if you get into trouble then we will be able to find you quickly.

We will keep you updated with everything via emails until the the big day on 3rd June!


What time should I arrive?

    During the registration you can select what time you want to arrive, this will be in 1/2 hour slots from 08:00 - 11:00 please arrive no earlier than 15 mins before your arrival time.

Will I need my own transport

    Only to get to your designated parking area the rest will be organised by us, all included in your registration charge.

Can I bring my Dog

    Yes you can but please make sure it's friendly and OK to travel on mini busses, we do encourage that all dogs are kept on a lead due to live stock, the route is challenging so make sure your dog is fit enough, any doubts then don't take them along.

Are their toilet facilities

    Toilets won't be in abundance and only available at the main car park, MyTime and Durlston (half way)

What happens if i get injured

    If you get injured then you will need to call, text the emergency contact number, for us to pin point you download the app What Three Words and we will find you. Make sure you check in with us at the half way point so we can keep track of your progress.

Are refreshments provided

    Water can be gathered in your water bottles at the start of the walk, so make sure you carry plenty! Additional refreshments will be made available for you to purchase along the route. keep an eye out for our guides with the jelly babies!

Our Causes

Make a real difference to young people, give them the opportunities they deserve and help them to reach higher. Helping 2 local charities recover and continue their outstanding work with young adults and children:

The John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation (JTYAF) was set up in 2008 in memory of Lieutenant John Thornton, from Ferndown, who was tragically killed in Afghanistan while serving with 40 Commando Royal Marines. His Foundation encourages and supports young people from 18 local youth organisations. Award applications are endorsed by the organisation, who know the young people well and award winners receive scholarships and bursaries to fund their training and personal development.

The aim of the Foundation is to inspire and support young people to ‘climb as high as they can dream’ by providing access to opportunities that they wouldn’t otherwise have had. John achieved so much in his short life and therefore supporting local young people to achieve their ambitions and potential became a fitting legacy of which he would be immensely proud.

In addition to providing funding for education and training courses, equipment and tuition, young people have realised their ambitions in countries as diverse as, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Nepal, China, and Borneo.


A young carer is a child, just like any other. The only difference is that young carers are responsible for the care of at least one member of their family, though they may be as young as 5 years old themselves. These children work incredibly hard to take care of their loved ones, yet they represent a largely forgotten community, and often face enormous disadvantage as a result.

MYTIME Young Carers aims to provide support for young carers wherever there is a need. We understand that caring responsibilities can have far-reaching impact on a child’s life, and we know that no two young carers’ needs are the same.

Our Memory-Making and R&R Retreat Programmes. Through these programmes we provide fun and enriching activity days, weekend retreats and an online youth group for young carers. These events allow young carers to take much-needed breaks from their caring responsibilities and, most importantly of all, to meet other young carers. The young carers we work with tell us that their caring roles can often cause them to feel lonely, but the truth is that young carers belong to an enormous community - they just don’t always realise it. Our Memory-Making and R&R Retreat programmes aim to create vital opportunities for young carers to build support networks and form friendships that can last a lifetime.

£150 pays for one Young Carer to attend a weekend retreat

£250 pays for 10 Young Carers to attend a Memory Making Day