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82f – Portland Bill Part I

As we made our final approach to Portland Bill we left the rugged, almost Mediterranean, landscape behind and entered quarry territory.  Massive piles of rocks lay heaped on the ground, as if giants had passed this way and made cairns … 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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69a – Lepe Part I

The hamlet of Lepe is a quiet little place in the early morning.  It is peaceful; silent and deserted.  It gives the impression that nothing goes on here.  The Watch House, built in 1828 to combat smuggling in this section of the … Continue reading

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55f – Littlehampton Part II

We walked across to Littlehampton’s harbour mouth.  At the foot of the east harbour arm the lighthouse stared out to sea with it’s single letterbox eye. Behind us, the mouth of the river stretched back towards the town.  We would … 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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47e – Beachy Head Part II

Beachy Head is very well known for its lighthouse.  Built at the base of the cliffs, fantastic views are to be had from various vantage points when walking high above it. At some points on the edges of the cliffs, fences … Continue reading

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46d – Sovereign Harbour to Eastbourne

We have seen many Martello Towers, coastal artillery forts, and other historical round structures on our travels.  Thus, when we left Sovereign Harbour and saw another interesting round structure up ahead, I wondered when this one had been built and … Continue reading

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41a – Dungeness Part 1

Dungeness Point is well known for its two lighthouses.  Although one is termed the “old” lighthouse and one the “new”, there have in fact been five lighthouses in Dungeness’ history. With its shifting banks of shingle, Dungeness had always been considered dangerous … Continue reading

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38b – Folkestone Part II

Fishermen.  There they were – lined up on the seaward side of Folkestone Harbour Pier.  We have walked 300 miles around the coast of Britain so far.  I have no idea how many fishermen we have seen, but they certainly … Continue reading

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36d – St Margarets at Cliffe to Dover

The path out of St Margaret’s Bay rises steeply to Ness Point. The map shows a path which appears to climb the very front of the cliff; but the obvious path to us, who were not studying the map in … Continue reading

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