South West Coast Path, Dorset
A view over to Corfe Castle, the Purbeck Hills, Poole Harbour (ahead) and Bournemouth (right), Dorset.
There are various starting options for a walk around Kimmeridge, the easiest in terms of navigation being to drive to the village and walk a circular route from there, either starting along the ridge and then dropping down to the south west coastal path, or vice versa.
From Poole, Dorset, it's easiest to drive there via Wareham and Corfe around the west end of Poole Harbour. From Bournemouth catching the ferry from Sandbanks across to Studland and Corfe is more direct and a lot more scenic, in fact the landscape across the ferry is stunning, peaceful and unbelievably undeveloped.
Scott Arms pub in Kingston, on the ridge above Corfe Castle.
The Bugcrew chose to head through Corfe Castle and up to Kingston's gorgeous olde Scott Arms for a coffee. Tragically they don't open till 11am.
In the photo above the Corfe road goes downhill to the left, the far side heads towards more great walks around Langton Matravers and this side (turn right when driving from Corfe) takes walkers to the top of the ridge above Kimmeridge, but make sure you have a good map as parking places are tricky to find, as are the right trails.
The panorama over Kimmeridge, the 'Jurassic Coast' and Weymouth in the distance.
The Purbeck Hill landscape on the opposite side of the viewpoint.
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