Another leg closer to finishing the complete Dorset Coast Path walk. This is hopefully the penultimate leg.
The view east from Golden Cap at the start of this leg. Seatown is visible in the valley in the middle distance.
Zooming in on the cliffs above Seatown.
The view west towards Lyme Regis in the far distance and Charmouth, our destination today, beyond the next hill.
On the descent of Golden Cap we spotted this common lizard basking in the hot sun.
The view north to Morcombelake.
Just off the path is the remains of Stanton St Gabriel’s church. This small hamlet was deserted two centuries ago. Follow this link for some history of the church.
The view back towards Golden Cap. Golden Cap at 618ft is the highest point on the south coast of England.
Nice to know this climb is now behind us.
Autumn fruits in the hedgerow.
Looking back from our climb up Stonebarrow hill heading for Charmouth.
Almost at the top now with Golden Cap now a distant sight.
This shot from the top of Stonebarrow Hill shows the how the cliff edge is eroding. I wonder where that fence ran to 5 years ago?
Starting to descend now into Charmouth.
Further down there are even more signs of the hill side slumping down towards the beach. This part of the walk has a temporary detour awaiting a more permanent change to the path.
Almost down at beach level now.
A final shot from the beach at Charmouth looking back towards Golden Cap and the extent of this leg of the walk today.