Rounding the crumbled cottages of Tyneham Gwyle, I found several families stopped along the trail, taking pictures. I expected it was either framed by the ruins or the rhododendrons, but the star was Flower’s Barrow ridge, a spectacular chalk cliff luminous against the blue waters of Worbarrow Bay.
Lining up to take my turn at capturing the scene, I found that it became even better as I descended toward the crescent stone beaches below.
The South West Coast Path grazes the beach, rising steeply in both directions east and west. I would love to spend a week doing the full ramble one day, but contented myself with a brief exploration to establish the general direction and to see how equipped people were.
I’m definitely going to need the ‘sticks when the time come