A lovely walk to the top of the Purbeck Hills and along the South West Coast Path.
Date: 5th September 2015 Distance: 10.1km (6.27 Miles) Parking: Car Park at Kingston
Start Location: Kingston Ascent (m/ft): 564m (1850ft) Weather:

Mostly Sunny, 20°C

Time Started: 09:00 Highest Point: Swyre Head (206m/676ft) Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 3 Hours 29 Minutes    
Route: Kingston - Swyre Head (206m/676ft) - South West Coast Path - Houns-tout Cliff - Chapmans Pool - Kingston

A view down to Corfe Castle from the start of the walk.

Its a gentle ascent to Swyre Head from this side.

Thats a section of the South West Coast Path we will be walking later.


The true summit of Swyre Head. The trig point is a short distance from there.

Stunning cliffs we will be near later.


Trig point on Swyre Head.


The spectacular view west along the coastline towards Lulworth and in the distance, Weymouth.

Zooming in a little bit gives more depth.
Breathtaking!
The tumulus on the top of Swyre Head. The trig point is just behind the people on the left.
Some of the most stunning coastline in the country.
Swyre Head.
Starting a little bit of ascent.
Houns-Tout Cliff ahead, that looks a bit steep.
From near sea level up to 150m is a short distance got the lungs and legs working!
St Alban's Head.
The top of Houns-tout Cliff.
And the spectacular view to Chapman's Pool (the cove) just before the descent.
Our path took us steeply down to the path across the field you can see. We then turned left and followed a farm track back to Kingston.
And this is the church in Kingston.