Dorset Coast

The Dorset Coast and Coastal Path DVD

dorset coastal path dvdThe Dorset Coastal Path is a section of the UK’s 630 mile long South West Coast Path, starting at Minehead in Somerset and ending at Poole Harbour in Dorset. The Dorset stretch is around 73 miles long and can be separated into seven sections, all of which can be viewed on our “Dorset Coast and Coastal Path DVD.”

 

The Dorset Coastal Path – From Beginning to End

Starting from Lyme Regis. Passing the famous fossil cliffs into the village of Charmouth, before climbing

 

Golden Cap, the highest point of the Dorset coastal path, and the highest cliff in southern England. From here the path descends to the pretty town of Seatown before arriving in West Bay, to the south of Bridport.

From West Bay, there are spectacular views on the way to Burton Bradstock before decsending from the cliffs to Bexington. Following a path at the back of the beach takes you to Chesil Beach. From here the Dorset coastal path climbs to the beautiful village of Abbotsbury. walk goes past the famous Swannery, then climbs onto a high path, inland for a while before dropping down back to sea-level behind The Fleet. The path continues behind the Fleet all the way to Weymouth.

Continuing from Weymouth, passing the village of Osmington Mills, the coastal path reaches White Nothe Cliff where there are stunning views of the surrounding coastline. From here the path passes the famous Durdle Door and St. Oswald’s Bay before reaching Lulworth cove.

dorset coastal pathHere, the Dorset Coastal path leaves the beautiful Lulworth and after rounding the cove, enters the Lulworth Ranges, a military firing range. Once through the range you come into the village of Kimmeridge, then pass Clavell Tower. There are spectacular views of St. Aldem’s Head and Chapman’s Pool from the nearby Hounds-tout Cliff.

Starting from the spectacular Chapman’s Pool the coastal path passes a small chapel near St. Aldhelms Head, before continuing on to Winspit and then Durlston Country Park. From here the path descends into the beautiful seaside town of Swanage.

After Swanage the path climbs up to Ballard Down and then on to Old Harry rocks. From here the path descends to Studland before rounding the corner to the beautiful Shell Bay and then onto South Haven Point, just across from Sandbanks, which marks the end (or beginning) of the Dorset coastal path.

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