Monthly Archives: June 2015

78a – Winspit Revisited

At the beginning of Stage #78 of our Coastal Path we had to walk from Worth Matravers back to Winspit Quarry.  It was foggy today, giving an eerie, ghostly feel to the place.  I felt as if I should be … Continue reading

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A Sneak Preview: The Humber Bridge

We have thousands of miles and many years of walking to complete before we get to the Humber Bridge.  But if my work happens to take me up there am I be blamed for taking advantage of a sneak preview?? … Continue reading

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A Tourist in my Own City: The London Eye

In March we played host to a French exchange student, meaning we became tourists in our own city.  Although we had been on the London Eye twice in the past, London’s ever-changing skyline means each new visit offers new sights. … Continue reading

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77f – Dancing Ledge to Winspit

The central section of Dorset’s coastline is literally lined with ledges.  We had just been to Dancing Ledge, but heading west there is Gun Ledge, Seacombe Ledge and Winspit Ledge, to name but a few.  As you head west you … Continue reading

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77e – Dancing Ledge

I had been looking forward to Dancing Ledge for miles, and then all of a sudden it popped into view.  There – in the foreground! Dancing Ledge was the site of the largest cliff quarry in Dorset which did not … Continue reading

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77d – Durlston to Dancing Ledge

Just beyond the Tilly Whim Caves we passed the Anvil Point Lighthouse.  Built in 1881 and opened by Neville Chamberlain’s father, it was still in use some 134 years later, guiding Channel-going ships away from the coastline.  Today it is … Continue reading

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77c – Durlston Part II

About a quarter of a mile beyond Durlston Castle and its Great Globe lies an entrance to the Tilly Whim Caves. These are not natural caves, but rather a group of three limestone quarries dating back to the 17th Century.  They … Continue reading

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