Another leg of our Dorset Coast walk. This walk was from Abbotsbury to Langton Herring and back.
Setting off from the Chesil Beach car park at Abbotsbury.
Purple Loosestrife in the hedgerow.
The view looking back from Chapel Hill towards Stavordale Wood. The strip lynchets are very noticeable from here. Our route from the car park skirted round below the hill from the beach.
A distant view of Abbotsbury village church dedicated to St Nicholas.
Looking back from the climb up Linton Hill above the swannery.
The view from Linton Hill towards the village of Langton Herring, our destination today. The Isle of Portland can be seen faintly in the distance on the right.
Umbellifers and Teasels with Langton Herring in the distance.
There were several stiles along this section of the walk in this style.
This section of the walk ran down the side of a wheat field.
The approach to Langton Herring which lies behind the trees on the left.
This is as far as we needed to go. The path from here leads back down to the Fleet and heads east to Ferrybridge a section which we have already walked. Time to turn round and head back to Abottsbury.
Not much longer before the wheat is ready for harvesting.
The top of Merry Hill. Just under two miles to go.
A rest at the top of the hill to look back at our route. Wyke Wood is the large wood in the distance. Our destination was on the far side of the wood.
A hazy view over the Fleet and Swannery from Linton Hill.
Low cloud drifting in from the sea beyond St Catherines Chapel.
Abbotsbury Swannery lies the other side of these trees.
A closer look reveals the Swans.
St Catherine’s Chapel.
Nearly back at the beach at Abbotsbury. I am not quite sure if these are old wartime defences or serve another purpose.
Chesil Beach disappearing into the distance towards Portland.
This view shows the extent of our walk today. The white building in the distance above the Fleet is at Langton Herring.
7:00 pm and back at the start point of our walk. Fisherman as far as the eye can see!