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13 October - Worth Matravers

A Saturday afternoon walk on part of the Dorset Coastpath. 
This section of the walk starts from the car park just to the west of Worth Matravers. We walked as far as Rope Lake Head which is not far from Kimmeridge.

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Leaving the path to the car park looking west towards Houns-Tout Cliff

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Chapmans Pool

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Old mans beard

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Chapmans Pool and St Aldhelm’s Head in the distance.

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The steep steps up Houns-Tout.

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The view down from the top.

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Lots of Sloes on the tree.

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The view west from the top of Houns-Tout Cliff.

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A late flowering Vipers Bugloss.

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An autumnal sight - Roast Beef Plant or Stinking Iris.

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Tamarisk in flower

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A retreating waterfall

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Looking back at Houns-Tout Cliff.

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Our destination Rope Lake Head.

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Looking east from the high point below Swyre Head.

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The view west from the same point.

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Swyre Head.

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Rope Lake Head getting closer.

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Amazing strata in the cliff face.

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The view west from Rope Lake Head. You can just see the Clavel Tower sitting above Kimmeridge bay.

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A clear indicator of the extent of coastal erosion on this part of the coastline.

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The moved bridge.

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A Yellow Horned Poppy clinging to the cliff slip. Flower hidden from this angle.

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Cabbage White butterfly on a Teasel.

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Back at Worth Matravers with the last of the afternoon sun beaming down out to sea.