Day 47 - Sunday 25 June 2017
Lulworth Cove to Kimmeridge Bay (8 miles)
Due to our epic day yesterday we had a bit of a lie in followed by a leisurely breakfast at Angie's Mums. Due to the Lulworth Firing Range being closed next weekend we had to play around with our route today and instead of walking to Abbotsbury we would complete the section through the range from West Lulworth to Kimmeridge Bay. A short day therefore we did not arrive in West Lulworth until late afternoon however the area was still busy as we parked on the edge of the village near the church. With time to spare we wandered down to the Cove before starting the walk proper to the west of Bindon Hill.
The path rises steeply out of the village and we were soon above the Cove at Peplers Point which grants a superb view over the inlet and across to Portland. From Peplers Point all the way to Kimmeridge the walking and scenery was absolutely stunning, particularly Mupe Bay and the view to Bindon Hill. The ascent of Bindon Hill would have been a real lung buster but with a light pack we made easy work of it. What made this walk even more special was that we did not see a soul and had it all to ourselves - everyone else was pushing & shoving in Lulworth.
It pays to do your planning when sorting out an itinerary - to miss this section because of the range being closed would be a real shame - it has so much to offer in its short 8 miles and the tanks sitting below the path give a reminder as to what this part of the paths prime purpose is. From Arish Mell around Worbarrow Bay is another superb section - big ups and downs including the climb to the Iron Age Hill Fort on Flowers Barrow. Another lovely end to the walk as we ambled over to Kimmeridge Bay along pleasant field paths to catch our pre arranged taxi to take us back to West Lulworth. What a walk!
Holy Trinity Church, West Lulworth
Late afternoon at Lulworth Cove
Dropping down to the rim of Lulworth Cove from the diversion over the western end of Bindon Hill
A Lulworth Cove panoramic
The stone seat in memory of Sir George Pepler on "Peplers Point" - the seat gives a superb view over Lulworth Cove...........
.... and here it is
Fudge saw Peplers Point as a chance to have a breather even though we had only been walking 15 minutes
Our route of descent down to Peplers Point above Lulworth Cove
Thank God for that!!
Short day today as we head along to Mupe Rocks
Mupe Rocks with the rest of today's walk stretching away in the distance to Arish Mell & Worbarrow Tout
The sharp pull up on to Bindon Hill is to the left
Bindon Hill - a doddle with a light rucksack today
Looking back down to Mupe Rocks from the ascent of Bindon Hill
Looking down on Bindon Firing Range
Arish Mell & Halcombe Vale
The steep descent and ascent in & out of Arish Mell
Looking back to Arish Mell
The chug up the eastern side of Arish Mell
Another steep descent - it was well after 6 o'clock hence nobody here
A close up of Worbarrow Tout
Looking back along this glorious stretch of coastline - one of the best days on the path
A walk would not be a walk without a bit of messing about from His Lordship
The Clavell Tower above Kimmeridge Bay
With relatives in Bridport
With relatives in Bridport
Day 47 Data
3 hrs 45 mins
309 hrs 55 mins
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