Monthly Archives: May 2015

77b – Durlston Part I

Durlston Country Park is located about a mile to the south of Swanage.  It is nestled up against a corner of the coastline – at the point at which the South West Coast Path stops heading south and turns true … Continue reading

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77a – Swanage to Durlston

After the mist and murk of our Boxing Day walk we were considerably heartened by the blue skies of the following day which welcomed us back to Swanage.  We set off east to Peveril Point where the coastline swung back … Continue reading

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76e – Swanage Part II

There is one part of Swanage seafront which is somewhat decrepit.  The Old Pier Head Building stands out like a sore thumb and has been the subject of local concern for many years.  In 2007 artists Nina Camplin and Antonia … Continue reading

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76d – Swanage Part I

It was Boxing Day.  Grey.  Windy.  Cold.  The weather forecast told us it was due to rain just after lunch and we hurried towards Swanage in the hope of finishing our walk before the rain started.  A thin veil of … Continue reading

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76c – Old Harry Rocks to Swanage

We left Old Harry Rocks and turned south, walking along the clifftop path towards Ballard Down.  More chalk stacks can be found just to the south of Old Harry, known as The Pinnacles. The Pinnacles stand at Parson’s Barn, an … Continue reading

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76b – Studland to Old Harry Rocks

At Studland the coastal path turns east, ending after three quarters of a mile at Handfast Point and Old Harry Rocks.  The landscape here is chalk cliffs with sheer drops to gravel banks and the sea below. At the headland … Continue reading

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76a – Studland

We had no idea we would be standing in the footsteps of royalty and state when we started on Stage 76 of our walk around the British coastline, but we were doing just that almost immediately.  We were not in a great … Continue reading

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