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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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71a – Barton on Sea

The gulls were out in Barton on Sea today, fighting for scraps of food.  They wheeled and dive-bombed each other like fighter pilots until one lucky bird eventually got a morsel of bread firmly chomped in its beak.  This gull … Continue reading

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70c – Hurst Castle to Milford on Sea

Hurst Spit was a bit of a shingly trudge, to be honest.  As we made our way along it I thought forward to Chesil Beach which waited for us some 40 miles and a few walks on.  It is about … Continue reading

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69b – Lepe Part II

In the Christmas of 2013 and the first quarter of 2014 flooding and coastal erosion was very much in the news.  Pictures of half submerged cars and flooded kitchens dominated the headlines, as did dramatic footage of waves, higher than … Continue reading

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66m – Titchfield to Chilling

Curse these unexpected inland detours!  First we saw this sign: “Pah!” I thought, “Those signs are put up at the drop of a hat more than at the fall of a cliff!” .  But then we saw a “Footpath Closed” sign, … Continue reading

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51a – Peacehaven to Telscombe

When we arrived back at Peacehaven for the start of today’s walk, we had a choice:  up or down.  “Up” would take us to the top of the cliffs and along a road which ran parallel with the cliff edge.  “Down” … Continue reading

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47f – Beachy Head to Birling Gap

We left Beachy Head and started walking along the undulating cliffs, towards the Belle Tout Lighthouse and on to Birling Gap. We decided not to walk too close to the edge here.  The overhanging outcrops of rock looked just a … Continue reading

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