Abbotsbury - Elsworth - Portesham - Chapel Hill

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The swannery, which originally belonged to the Abbey in Abbotsbury, is itself worthy of an extended visit. This walk uses the seaward coast path on the outward route and the Inland Coast Path (at higher level) for the return. It also takes in Chapel Hill, with its prominent chapel and excellent views. The chapel is a pilgrim chapel dating from 1400 and initially belonging to Abbotsbury Abbey. It was repaired in the 18th Century and because of its prominent position was (and is) used as a 'seamark'. This whole area is steeped in history and atmosphere and you will witness a large number of historic remains en route. The walk complements two others from Abbotsbury (3349 and 3350).

England - South West England - Dorset - Coast


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Castle, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Moor, Museum, National Trust, Nature Trail, Play Area, Pub, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland

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