WALKING ON SUNSHINE …

Finally inveigled a reluctant friend to walk the 17,000 glorious steps over Ballard Down with me today. One of the best walks in Britain (according to me, Julia Bradbury and my grateful friend). A circular walk with breathtaking panoramic views across Dorset’s coast and countryside. The route starts in Studland, follows the South West Coast Path and then travels along Ballard Down. The walk includes a large amount of access land crossed by public rights of way. The area is owned and managed by the National Trust. It is part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and the South West Coast Path starts/finishes at nearby South Haven Point. The Purbeck Way walking route also crosses the area. Pictures by MT Rainey

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