Wed, 2014 Jun 18 11:27 AM BST. Around 10 miles. 1,600 feet of ascent. Glorious weather - sunny and hot.
|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 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.
Onward and upward once more. The path has been diverted slightly inland, but is well signed.
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!
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