Another leg of our Dorset Coast path walk. This leg was from Durdle Door to Burning cliff in Ringstead Bay.
We parked in the car park at Durdle Door. St Oswalds Bay.
The famous Durdle Door.
Heading west towards Swyre Head.
The view looking east from Swyre Head.
Descending from Swyre Head towards Bat’s Head. You can just see Bat’s hole, a natural arch.
The bottom of the dip between Swyre Head and Bat’s Head looking east.
The top of Bat’s head looking east.
The drop down to Middle Bottom before the long climb up towards Whitenothe.
A late flowering Vipers Bugloss.
Adonis Blue Butterfly.
The view back along our route. This shows the way the various paths have gouged their slots into the chalk cliffs.
From Whitnothe the view across to Portland.
Ringstead Bay from Whitenothe.
On the way down from Whitenothe towards Ringstead.
Approaching the descent into Ringstead Bay.
We came across this rather small and quaint chapel on the hillside above Burning Cliff. St Catherines Chapel. This marked the extreme point of our walk today.
The church was decorated for the Harvest Festival.
This shows how small the chapel is. There was a wonderful view from the churchyard.
A passing Buzzard.
The inland walk back to our car at Durdle Door. From here you can see an old field system known as the Warren.