St Aldhelm's Head - South West Coast Path

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St Aldhelm's Head is a lovely quiet place to visit along the South West Coast Path, with dramatic cove and clifftop views stretching for miles east and west.

This walk starts off in a car park about half a mile west of Worth Matravers, near Renscombe Farm. The route follows a trackway south taking you around St Aldhelm's Head Quarry and round to the Coastal Path, where you will find an ancient chapel close to the clifftop.

The chapel is a Grade 1 listed building and dates from the Norman period. Evidence suggests that it was not originally built as a chapel but possibly as a watch tower for the nearby Corfe Castle and converted sometime later.

The route now follows the South West Coast Path north down a little valley and back up the other side for some spectacular views down to Chapman's Pool; a quiet and beautiful little cove. The route skirts the top of the cliff before joining a path across open fields back to the car park.

England - South West England - Dorset - Coast


Ancient Monument, Birds, Church, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Sea, Wildlife

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