and occasionally rides a bike.
A word of warning. The walk descriptions are not detailed enough to guide you - please take a map. The batteries never run out, and you always have a signal. Oh, And don't take left or right as gospel!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

West Bay, Bridport to Golden Cap and back

Wed, 2014 Jun 18 11:27 AM BST.  Around 10 miles. 1,600 feet of ascent. Glorious weather - sunny and hot.

We set off from West Bay.
West Bay harbour stalls

The mighty hunter brings apple cake

This is where we're heading

The cliff to the east

We follow the South West Coast Path uphill from the seafront, and head west.
The many seats are tempting, but it's early in the walk. 
Birds' eye view

The path climbs up, then descends into Eype, then climbs again towards Thorncombe Beacon.

Sheep with a personal shelter - of sorts
Not time for lunch yet, so on and down again, to Seatown, with its holiday camp, pub and shop - coffee time.
Our objective!

Onward and upward once more. The path has been diverted slightly inland, but is well signed.
Looking back
This section has some steep parts, and I'm getting hungry, but we carry on to the trig point. 627 feet high doesn't sound a lot, but we've climbed up from sea level three times to get here! It is the highest point on the south coast.

the view west to Charmouth and Lyme Regis

The view down
We admire the views - as far as Portland to the east, and into Devon to the west. Then it's time for lunch and a rest.

Back to Seatown and we reckon we've earned an ice cream by now. Then up to Thorncombe Beacon once more, and eastwards to West Bay.

A sense of achievement
A strenuous walk but well worth all the effort. And we carried the apple cake home, a little squashed, but still edible! 

Map and details


Ida Jones said...

Well done to you both - no mean achievement! Lovely photos of the stunning views and a good aide memoir.

I love West Bay and wondered if your travels had taken you there.

aliqot said...

We went back the next day, and swam - briefly! Great place!