Acton - Seacombe Cliff - Dancing Ledge - Spyway - Acton

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This superb walk starts off on the edge of the tiny village of Acton near the Dorset Coast. It follows part of a track called the Priest's Way and joins a permissive path which leads you down Seacombe Bottom to Seacombe Quarry and the sea.

The quarry is large with open caves and dramatic edges down to the crashing waves. The route turns east and follows the South West Coast Path for about a mile to the amazing feature called Dancing Ledge. During certain times of the year puffins nest here and other wildlife can be seen also. This is a popular spot for rock climbers to test their nerve scaling the vertical sidewall of the ledge.

From here the path heads uphill for dramatic views over the coastline and past Spyway Barn, owned by the National Trust, before returning to Acton.

England - South West England - Dorset - Coast


Birds, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, National Trust, Sea, Wildlife
7/21/2018 - Ken Howard

A great walk with stunning views. At (7) there is no longer a stile to go down to Dancing Ledge, but you can clamber over the fence. The title comes from the rippling effect of the water on the slab at higher tides. The instruction 'follow the grassy path NE in the direction of Spyway Barn' is confusing because we took the first clear grassy path from the Ledge and missed the Barn altogether.

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