St Aldhelm's Head
Date: 22nd August 2018 Distance: 5.75km (3.57 Miles) Parking: Car Park nr Worth Matravers
Start Location: Worth Matravers Ascent (m/ft): 120m (394ft) Weather:

Overcast

Time Started: 10:10 Highest Point: N/A Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 2 Hours 25 Minutes        
Route: Renscombe Farm Car Park - St Aldhelm's Head Quarry - St Aldhelm's Chapel - South West Coast Path - Emmetts Hill - West Hill - Renscombe Farm Car Park

Today's plan was to enjoy a lovely walk along part of the South West Coast Path and visit the Norman chapel at St Aldhelm's Head. The walk turned out to be just as spectacular as it was several years ago when I last did it but this time managed to capture a beautiful film alongside.


The track out from the car park is a rather dull start compared to the rest of the walk but gets you to the south west coast path quickly and offers views ahead to the chapel.

A view to the sea.


The entrance to a quarry. The steep descent you can see over there is where we will be later.



St Aldhelms Chapel, believed to be a watch tower for Corfe Castle and converted into chapel.

Expansive views out to sea.

Likely world war 2 remains on the clifftops.

Joining the South West Coast Path and following it north towards Chapman's Pool.

Swyre Head and Houns-Tout Cliff. Hiding roung the corner is Chapman's Pool.

Chapman's Pool.


A long view down the coast. Over there are the cliffs around Lulworth and Durdle Door.


Houns-Tout Cliff before we turned inland back to the car park.