Our walk today was along one of the most scenic parts of the Dorset coast, although there are some cliffs to go up and down the views, as you will see are spectacular and are well worth the effort! We parked our car in the National Trust car park above Ringstead which I visitied in my blog a few weeks ago and took the inland coast path passing some stone sculptures to a wonderful named valley called "Scratchy Bottom". (We have some unusual named places in Dorset!)
|Scratchy bottom this area was used for the opening scenes of the 1967 "Far from the Maddening Crowd" which was based on the Thomas Hardy novel|
The first cliff was Bat's Head, it took my knees awhile to adjust to the downward slope, as we headed down towards this beautiful bay. There is another tiny arch in the cliff if you look closely, only keen walkers venture this far!
|Our first hill!|
|Looking back towards Durdle Door|
I love the way that the chalk gives the sea such a wonderful blue colour.
|Look back down the coast path at the hills we have climbed, the path is relatively close to the edge|
|Towards the end of the walk there is a lovely wooden church that has recently been rebuilt|
|There are amazing views from the grave yard.|
After all that exercise we have lost a few calories, so we won't feel to bad when we are tucking into the chocolate easter eggs.
Hope you all have a lovely Easter too. Sarah x