This is a short photo essay featuring photographs from the South West Coast Path from Studland Bay to Weymouth.
The South West Coast Path is England’s longest footpath and part of the National Trail. Stretching 630 miles (1,014km) the coastal path runs from Minehead in Somerset to Poole Harbour in Dorset. Last spring I spent some time exploring the Jurassic Coast portion of the path. The Jurassic Coast is part of the South West Coast Trail. Stretching from Studland Bay in Dorset to Exmouth in Devon, this section of coast is about 96 miles (154km) in length and has been designated a World Heritage Site.
There are numerous opportunities to meander from the South West Coast Path, allowing you to explore the forests which are just inland from England’s South Coast
Lulworth Cove is one of the most popular spots on the trail, and for good reason too.The picturesque village is the sort tourists flock to. The chocolate box housing and thatched roofs are just part of the attraction. The real attraction, for me, is the cove itself. Perfectly horseshoe shaped, the cove is a photographer’s dream.
Lulworth Cove Village, just a stone’s throw away from the beach.
Old Harry Rocks was where I started my seven-day hike along the South West Coast Trail. These three chalk formations are located at Handfast Point, in Dorset.
The English Channel is one of the busiest stretches of sea in the world. Huge tankers and cargo ships can be reguarly seen from the coastal path.
Escaping from the path is easy and worthwhile too, just inland you’ll find some of England’s most beautiful woods and bluebells.
The English Countryside as the skies darken and I race to find my campsite for the night before the storm catches me.
Osmington Mills was where I rested up, the weather took a turn for the worst and the heavens opened. When the weather did break, it afforded me plenty of time to explore this fascinating stretch of the South West Coast Path.
An old rowing boat, found along the South West Coast Path.