Category Archives: Dorset

80d – Durdle Door to Bat’s Head

The natural sea arch of Durdle Door stretches its arm parallel to the coastline, pointing out the line of old cliffs which once stood tall but were broken by the steady but persuasive action of the sea.  You can follow … Continue reading

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80c – Lulworth to Durdle Door

On the Dorset coast, in the space of only a mile, it is possible to see a fantastic series of coastal features demonstrating how coves are formed. As we walked out of Lulworth and up Hanbury Tout we enjoyed good … Continue reading

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80b – Leaving Lulworth

The path heading west out of Lulworth diverts inland slightly, leading up in a shallow arc to reach Hanbury Tout 440 feet above sea level.  It then leads back down to rejoin the coast again half a mile or so … Continue reading

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80a – Lulworth

The Lulworth Crumple – a strange name, don’t you think?  It is a peculiar name.  Before we got to see it there were many theories as to what it might be in our household.  What was it, this Lulworth Crumple? … Continue reading

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79f – Arish Mell to Lulworth

Arish Mell, a small beach and bay in the middle of MOD land in the Lulworth Ranges, is quiet and secluded.  This is due to its inaccessibility – it can only be reached when the range walks are open, and … Continue reading

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79e – Worbarrow to Arish Mell

From Worbarrow Tout the Coastal Path climbs west, up the cliffs overlooking Worbarrow Bay, and then descends back down to skirt along the southern boundary of Bindon Range, one of the principle firing ranges of the Lulworth Rages and practice … Continue reading

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79d – The Lost Village of Tyneham to Worbarrow

There is more than one route out of Tyneham to get back to the coast.  The easiest is the flat route, heading west along a made-up track to Worbarrow Bay.  We could have taken this path, and I saw my … Continue reading

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79c – The Lost Village of Tyneham

Tyneham Village stands in a quiet valley in south Dorset.  Quiet, that is, when the Ministry of Defence are not firing salvos of various ordnance over its head, because Tyneham sits slap bang in the middle of 11 square miles … Continue reading

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79b – Kimmeridge to the Lost Village of Tyneham

Gad Cliff stands just over a mile to the west of Kimmeridge.  It is an impressive and beautiful line of rock faces peering south across the mouth of the English Channel. I say that the faces peer, but they don’t.  … Continue reading

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79a – Kimmeridge

The Type 25 Pillbox at Kimmeridge Bay in Dorset is a tiny defensive structure, with an internal diameter of only 6 feet.  I cannot imagine how it must have felt to climb through the tiny door into the tiny structure … Continue reading

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