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Thursday, 24 June 2010

South West Coast Path - Osmington to Lulworth


This was the seventh stage of 10 days walk along the Jurassic Coast section of the South West Coast Footpath between Exmouth and Poole. This walk was going to be the highlight of the entire 10 days with the sight of Durdle Door. The going was tough with some steep climbs and even steeper descents. At Lulworth we had expected to catch a bus back to Weymouth but had found this bus did not run until the end of July so we was prepared to walk back to Osmington. However, as luck would have it, we managed to hail a taxi as we set back off from Lulworth which was very appropriate as Kats boots had worn this and desperately needed replacements. So a trip to Weymouth shoes shops was needed.



Date of Walk: 2010-06-24

Start point: Osmington Mills

End Point: Lulworth Cove

Start Time:9:30

End time: 12:30

Distance: 9 miles

Walkers: Griffmonster, Kat

Weather conditions: Bright sunshine and very warm

Path taken: Followed the South West Coasstal Footpath.

Pubs:
  • The Lulworth Cove Inn Lulworth Cove (http://www.lulworth-cove.co.uk/) A Hall and Woodhouse pub with an interesting ale called grasshopper served in special girlie glasses. Very refreshing


Notes:A spectacular days walk. It was only seven miles but the scenery was to die for. The going was tough and some of the ascents and descents didnt improve my vertigo. Teh descent from Swyre Head was nearly a vertical drop! We even saw an adder which slithered across the path between us. Lulworth and Durdle Door was swarmed with school parties. Coachload after coachload of schoolkids passed us as we headed into Lulworth. This was the furthest we were going to get as beyond Lulworth was the military range, and although it was open to the public at the weekend there was no public transport into the place so we would have to pick the path up again the other side of Kimmerage. This was unfortunate but it leaves a path for another day and another visit.



Equipment: 40L rucksack as a daypack - Panasonic camera 

Accommodation: Bagwell Farm Camp Site, Langton Herring (http://www.bagwellfarm.co.uk/) - a pleasant site a few miles west of Weymouth



Public transport: Coast Linx X53 Langton Herring to Osmington, Taxi to Ware station Coast Linx X53 Ware to Weymouth, First group 8 to Chickerell

Route:

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Last Updated: 2014-01-02Z

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