Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Portland To Lulworth Cove

Day 10 Monday 09/09/2013

Portland to Lulworth Cove

Miles walked – 11

 It was raining first thing today. We had some breakfast at the hostel, packed up and then got the bus into Weymouth, rather than walking back along the main road again off the island that we’d walked along to get ther. We’d made cheese sandwiches for lunch at the hostel, but bought cakes at a bakery in Weymouth for lunch, plus a sausage roll each. We then put on full waterproofs before setting off to walk along the front at Weymouth. It was a long promenade, eventually bringing us to another small bay.

 By then it had stopped raining so we took off our waterproofs and spent the rest of the day in trousers and T-shirts. We then had a couple of miles of gentle ups and downs along the cliffs, before dropping down to Osmington Mills. We ate our lunch there, then sat outside a thatched pub The Smugglers to enjoy a beer. From there the way was more fairly easy walking along the coast, before suddenly finding ourselves stood on top of dramatic white cliffs. There then followed a series of steep climbs followed by very steep drops, as we approached Durdle Door, a large rock with a gap in it reaching out into the sea from the cliff face. It was bust round here with lots of people taking pictures.

After taking various photos, we followed a diversion over a grassy hillside, before dropping down to Lulworth Cove, arriving about 5.30. We were staying higher up in West Lulworth, so we headed to our B&B on reaching the road.

In the evening we headed back down to sea, where we had a very nice meal at the Lulworth Cove Inn. After the met we met three men we had met earlier in the day who were also doing part of the SW coast path, from Portland to the end, so we had another beer and chatted to them for a while, so it turned into a late night compared to other nights.

Accommodation - Downalong

Pub – lunch – The Smugglers Inn, evening – Lulworth Cove Inn

Beer – Fursty Ferret     


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