A walk along the coastal path around St Aldhelm's Head to visit the ancient chapel.
Date: 13th March 2016 Distance: 5.05km (3.14 Miles) Parking: Public Car Park
Start Location: Near Worth Matravers Ascent (m/ft): 142m (466ft) Weather:

Overcast

Time Started: 15:30 Highest Point: N/A Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1 Hour 11 Munites        
Route: Worth Matravers - St Aldhelm's Head Quarry - St Aldhelm's Chapel - South West Coast Path - Emmetts Hill - West Hill - Worth Matravers

The start of the walk was simple, follow the straight track t the coastal path which isn't far ahead as we can now see the houses and chapel.

A view west along the coast.

St Aldhelm's Head Chapel.


I dont think it was originally built as a chapel but later converted.


The arch door.

A part of a hinge where the original door would have been. Here are a selection of photos from inside.


The cliffs are just a stones throw from the chapel.


A moniment on the cliff top.

A pinnacle on the cliff edge.

Thats quite an amazing pinnacle.

The lighthouse at the end of Durlston Country Park.

We turned right to follow the coastal path almost as far as Chapmans Pool.

Clifftop cave.

Following the clifftop path to Chapmans Pool.


A fair amount of down only to go straight back up again.


Great views along this path.

Fantastic cliffs.


Chapmans Pool.

A lovely memorial overlooking Chapmans Pool on the clifftop.