Updated: Dec 13, 2022
We had a marvellous stay on the Jurassic coast, based at the Eype’s Mouth Country Hotel, near Bridport, Dorset. Together with sunny weather and great company we had a fantastic walking holiday.
Day 1 Friday
After waiting for months for this trip, 18 Single Boot members finally arrived at the hotel throughout the afternoon and early evening. The weather forecast looked promising for our four-day stay and the hotel was very nice.
We had a very good evening meal and time was spent socialising in the hotel lounge afterwards.
Eype’s Mouth Country Hotel
Day 2 Saturday
A circular walk from Seatown beach including part of the South West Coast Path.
After a very pleasant breakfast in the sun-drenched dining room. We collected our packed lunches and met outside in the hotel car park to share lifts for the short drive to neighbouring Seatown beach.
Our route today took us on a 10 miles hike through the lovely Dorset countryside culminating in a visit to Golden Cap which is the highest point on the South West coastal path.
Lovely to return to the comfortable hotel for a hot shower (first in got the hottest water) and an hour’s relaxation prior to our evening meal.
Part of our group with Colmer’s Hill in the background - Sunday
Day 3 Sunday
A circular walk from the hotel, including West Bay and part of the South West Coast Path.
We started today’s walk, conveniently from the hotel car park and headed down, a short distance, to Eype beach. This 10 miles circular route would take us through the edge of Bridport and along a wide arc to the coast at Seatown. This was a marvellous sunny walk and we finished with another great coastal path stretch back to Eype.
The beach at Eype - Sunday
A sunny day on the coastal path - Sunday
Day 4 Monday
A circular walk from Abbotsbury including St Catherine’s Chapel and Chesil beach.
After a twenty min lift shared drive, we parked at Abbotsbury and walked to Chesil beach via St Catherine’s Chapel. A magnificent stone structure with fantastic acoustics inside. We spent some time here during our coffee break.
The route took us along a section of Chesil Beach with a high-level panoramic view of the beach in the other direction coming back – excellent!
Outside St Catherine’s Chapel - Monday
High point on South Dorset Ridgeway
No walk today, just pack-up and go home in the light - fond memories!
Many great photos were taken - too many for this blog - we enjoyed the holiday so much!
Article by Andy Wheeler
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