5th February 2015

Jurassic Spring: how it came about


This is the first blog post on our new site so it’s the right time to tell you how it all started.

I grew up in a house on the banks of the River Wey in Dorset. I went to university and got a job in London but always felt connected to rivers and the sea.

In my free time, I became a pretty handy white water kayaker, exploring rivers around the world. I was also selected to represent Great Britain in freestyle kayaking.

Eventually, my boat ran up the shingles and came to rest. I liked the sound of it. I got married and we had two children. We wanted to bring them up somewhere not London, and decided returning to Dorset was exactly what we wanted for them. But what would we do when we got there?

We were discussing that question as we drove past my old riverside house in Dorset. “Maybe we could bottle that water and sell it. I drank it when I was a kid. It always tasted much better than out of the tap.”

That was Spring 2013.

It’s taken two years and a lot of work but we’ve got there. Jurassic Spring launches on 1st March 2015. It’s the first, Dorset-based, Jurassic Coast sourced spring water.

We provide an alternative to spring water that’s transported from far flung areas of the UK, and even abroad, for local people to enjoy. Through our branding and the gentle taste of the water, we hope to reinforce the connection people feel with the Jurassic Coast.

I hope you all get a chance to enjoy our water this year.

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  • 5th February 2015 at 10:21 pm


    I really can’t wait to see the product in local cafes and to taste the water for myself! : )

  • 16th February 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Simon Holt

    Superb to see it all coming together. I can’t wait to see locally sourced refreshment on the shelves!


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