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Durdle Door

20 September 2008 - Durdle Door

Another leg of our Dorset Coast path walk. This leg was from Durdle Door to Burning cliff in Ringstead Bay.

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We parked in the car park at Durdle Door. St Oswalds Bay.

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The famous Durdle Door.

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Heading west towards Swyre Head.

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The view looking east from Swyre Head.

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Descending from Swyre Head towards Bat’s Head. You can just see Bat’s hole, a natural arch.

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The bottom of the dip between Swyre Head and Bat’s Head looking east.

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The top of Bat’s head looking east.

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The drop down to Middle Bottom before the long climb up towards Whitenothe.

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A late flowering Vipers Bugloss.

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Sea lavender.

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Carline Thistle.

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Adonis Blue Butterfly.

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The view back along our route. This shows the way the various paths have gouged their slots into the chalk cliffs.

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Yellow Toadflax

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From Whitnothe the view across to Portland.

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Whitenothe cottages.

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Ringstead Bay from Whitenothe.

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On the way down from Whitenothe towards Ringstead.

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Approaching the descent into Ringstead Bay.

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We came across this rather small and quaint chapel on the hillside above Burning Cliff. St Catherines Chapel. This marked the extreme point of our walk today.

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The church was decorated for the Harvest Festival.

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This shows how small the chapel is. There was a wonderful view from the churchyard.

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A passing Buzzard.

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The inland walk back to our car at Durdle Door. From here you can see an old field system known as the Warren.