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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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82b – Portland Part III

Portland Stone is probably one of the best known building materials in the world.  It is used extensively in London and the United Kingdom and has been exported to all over the world.  It has been used in many famous … Continue reading

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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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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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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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