Gad Cliff Dorset

Return to Kimmeridge and Tyneham

I wanted to return to Kimmeridge on the Dorset coast on a weekend day so I could continue the walk through the army range, Worbarrow bay and the deserted WWII village of Tyneham.
I had to repeat the first part of the walk through Kimmeridge village towards the gates of the army range.  The weather was not going to be so nice today but the clouds can give some moody impressions.

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Metherhills Kimmeridge 1/25 sec, F/13, ISO 100, 20 mm

I had packed my pac-a-mac in my rucksuck, just in case, but I do hate the rain, it was not forcast to rain, I always check the weather before leaving for a long walk and landscape photography shoot.

Kimmeridge bay
Kimmeridge Bay 1/60 sec, F/13, ISO 100, 18mm

The gate was open and I was in new territory on the army range cliff side with great views over Kimmeridge bay and Clavell tower opposite.

Gad Cliff Dorset
Gad Cliff

The walk continues along the south west coast path over Gad cliff with magnificent views back over Brandy and Hobarrow bay.  Dorset coastline at its finest.

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Worbarrow bay

Looking the other way west there is more fantastic landscape scenary over the haunting worbarrow bay.  This whole area was deserted during WWII its where the allied troops practice the D-Day landings.

I spent some time down on the pebble beach of Worbarrow bay and then took the walk up Hardy Way to the deserted and preserved ruined village of Tyneham.  Lots of visitors around Tyneham and hard to get a photo, but its well worth visiting.

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tyneham 1/8 sec, F/13, ISO 100, 24mm

I leave Tynham and make my way back up the road heading towards Kimmeridge, its a long slog back in the afternoon summer heat.  A great walk to do when in Dorset but just check the army range is open usually most weekends and take your camera.