Day 4, Weymouth to Lulworth cove via Durdle Door

Sunshine again! Our guest walker, Peter P. arrived at our B and B (thank you Nick and Caroline Hayes at the Valentine guest house). We set off along the charming seafront with double-storey terraced beach houses.

Weymouth with Peters and Wilbur

Fairly easy (well we think so now!) to Osmington Mills, overlooking where we’d come from yesterday (Portland).

Coast Path, Weymouth with Portland in the background
The children may recognise Osmington Mills Activity centre!
The Coastal Path sign showed our way via the Smugglers Inn bar!

After an earlier than predicted lunch (that was a first on our trek) we set off in glorious weather around Ringstead Bay.

Ringstead Bay overlooking Portland.

From Ringstead Bay there was a demanding 160m ascent up White Nothe (although not as high as Golden Cap at 191m)! We stopped at the top for coffee (from our flasks). Wilbur was having a great day!

We took the high path to Durdle Door with spectacular views, although for a short while I was vertiginous and grateful for my poles!

One of the Swyre Heads (this one between Ringstead and Lulworth Bays)
Durdle Door
Peter P and Wilbur at Durdle Door
Portland from Durdle Door

From Durdle Door there were the paved white steps steeply downwards to Lulworth Cove and the welcome of a pot of tea at the Lulworth Cove Inn. We waved farewell to Peter and Wilbur with a bag of our dirty washing!

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