The latest stretch of the
Guide books variously describe the latest stretch of the s.w. Coastal Path as 'iconic', 'demanding' and 'tough' and all agree the views are spectacular.
The eleven Mileaters who walked the 7mile distance recently from Osmington Mills to Lulworth Cove all uphold this summary!
We couldn't have wished for better weather to enhance the beautiful far-reaching views along this strip of coastline and both Portland in the west to Durdle Door as we headed east shone with a clarity beyond expectation.
Tough it was and moreso on the steep downhill tracks, most of us carefully picking our way to avoid a tumble.
A welcome break for refreshments by the simple wooden church, St Catherine by the Sea at Holworth, overlooking the bay beneath, prepared us for the steeper, more exposed and dramatic way ahead.
Katie's photos say it all!
A brief pause at Scratchy Bottom then onward and uphill to the finale and rather unwelcome shock of coach loads of tourists visiting the coastal attractions of Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove - queuing for a welcome ice-cream at the end though was worth it after our efforts!