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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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The Coastal Path Goes Flying – Part IV

North we flew, back over the Medway, away from Rochester and towards Cliffe.  When we had passed Cliffe Fort two years ago it was sealed off and appeared flooded inside.  We could have crawled through a window, but decided not … Continue reading

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65d – Southsea Part I

As we walked along the promenade at Southsea we saw three of the four Solent Forts (the fourth, St Helens Fort, lies about 2½ miles further south, so was out of our viewing range today).  These forts were constructed during … Continue reading

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53f – Shoreham Beach Part I

At the far eastern end of Shoreham Beach is Shoreham Fort, also known as Shoreham Redoubt, or Kingston Redoubt.  It was built in the 1850’s as a fortification against a possible French attack.  By 1873 it was considered obsolete. I … Continue reading

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50d – Leaving Newhaven

The Coastal Path leading west out of Newhaven takes you up and over the cliffs, via Castle Hill.  Before we started the climb towards our exit from the town, we wanted to explore the western breakwater, underneath the cliffs.  We … Continue reading

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40c – Greatstone to Dungeness

As we left Greatstone, two youths trundled onto the beach where it had been exposed by the receding tide.  One of them pulled a home-made cart behind him, consisting of a plastic crate fastened to some pram wheels.  The other carried … Continue reading

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