White cliffs of Dorset – a trip down memory lane

Happy New Year.  Welcome 2021

This is my first post of 2021 and its linked into the weekend word prompt challenge organised by GC and Sue.  This weekend it’s the colour challenge of White.

I scanned through my archive of photos for anything dominated by white and found this one.

Taken 26th March 2018 (from the South West Coat Path)

Swyre Head Cliff, Dorset

You may initially have thought that the only white cliffs along the south coast exist at Dover but no, this is a stretch of the World Heritage Jurassic Caost, in Dorset.  

The white chalk cliff at Swyre Hill is a short walk from its famous neighbour Durdle Door.  Both are impressive land marks but it’s the limestone arched Durdle Door that really draws the crowds. The car park next to Lulworth Cove has to cope with large numbers of visitors including school trip coaches.  

Way back in early spring 1979 I was on a school geography field trip and, by coach, visited this place.  As a teenager I was suitably impressed with the surroundings even on a cool and windy day.  I clearly remember that while everyone else was sat down sketching the arch (their note pads flapping in the wind) I stood up to get a better view for my drawing.  My teacher nearly had a fit and shouted for me to ‘SIT DOWN’. Embarrassed I did so as I was always usually a conscientious pupil – what I really needed was a camera.  Almost 40 years later here I was with Tim and a camera.

Its a spectacle for sure – no wonder it gets busy.  We had about 2 seconds and asked people to stand back to get this shot!  If only my teacher could see me now.

Me with Durdle Door and Swyre Head Cliff behind me

I can’t believe it’s been a couple of years and I haven’t written about this place or the walk we did from Lulworth to Weymouth.  Oh well, perhaps this year I will be able to catch up on some of my tales from the South West Coast Path.

Here is Lulworth Cove (our starting point of the days walk) – a beautiful almost perfect circular cove.

Just up the path from Lulworth Cove

Hope everyone is well and thank you for following my blog. 

Weekly Prompts Color Challenge – White



1 thought on “White cliffs of Dorset – a trip down memory lane

  1. gc

    Thank you so much for participating in this first challenge for 2021. On behalf of Susan and myself we wish you all the best in 2021 and hope that you will be a frequent contributor to our site. Be safe.

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