Monday, 7 October 2013

Portland Circuit

Day 9 Sunday 08/09/2013

Portland circuit

Miles walked – 10


It was very wet first thing, but by the time we were ready to go it had stopped, with just a few showers during the day, though cooler than it had been, with sunny spells. Sue Adams and Steve Baynes were in Sidmouth for a week’s holiday, so they drove over to join us for today’s walk, about an hours drive. The walks itself was fairly easy, following the edge of the island along good paths with just a few climbs.

There was a sculpture park near the start in an old quarry, and we watched a group of Dutch sculptures working on some pieces. There were a few sections of the coastal path with diversions inland on, however on the recommendation of some other walkers we ignored some of the signs, and got through fine.

 We had our lunch sat at the lighthouse at the end of the island as Portland Bill, before making our way back round he other side of he island, which was more scenic, past the prison then back round to the hostel, arriving there about 5.15. Sue and Steve then drove back to Sidmouth, while we showered then went down to The Cove again for tea, having booked the previous night. I had paella and garlic bread. We were back at the hostel and in bed by 9.30, so read for a bit before going to sleep.

Accommodation – Portland YHA

Pub – The Cove

Beer - Jurassic            


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