A short stop off at Cheddar Gorge from the journey down to Dorset from a Wedding at Bristol.
Date: 1st September 2015 Distance: 8.55km (5.31 Miles) Parking: Car Park at Durdle Door Holiday Park
Start Location: Durdle Door Holiday Park Ascent (m/ft): 446m (1463ft) Weather:

Mostly Sunny, 20°C

Time Started: 09:15 Highest Point: Chaldon Down (170m/558ft) Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 3 Hours 14 Minutes    
Route: Durdle Door Holiday Park - South West Coast Path - Durdle Door - Durdle Door Holiday Park

At the very start of the walk there is a great view to Bindon Hill which is 168m above sea level.

Further down the coast to Rings Hill and Whiteway Hill.

Hambury Tout right next to the car park.


Portland a few miles away near Weymouth.

A view to Portland and down to Scratchy Bottom.

This small valley is called Scratchy Bottom.

Durdle Door Holiday Park.

The path through the field towards the beacon you can see to the right.
One of the two beacons along the walk.
Spectacular views back to the start of the walk.
Hambury Tout again.
Distant views inland.
This is where we joined the South West Coast Path. An unbroken view to Portland.
Alightly round the corner the view east opens up to one of the best in the county!
Following the south west coast path over these small peaks.
Up to the right is White Nothe.
Our first view of Durdle Door.

Bats Head - Seastack

Time to head up Swyre Head (Not to be confused with the other Swyre Head which is the highest point in Purbeck).
Bats Head and the small arch that is the Bats Hole.
Spectacular coastline and one of the highlights of todays walk; Durdle Door.
A zoomed out view.
Busy down on the beach at Durdle Door today.
Time to sit by the sea for a bit...
St Oswald's Bay.