Sunday, 16 April 2006

Coastwalk , South West Coast Path

Osmington Mills → Lulworth Cove

[St Catherine's Holworth]

Distance: 6.53 miles
Ascent: 489 metres
Duration: 3 hours 11 minutes

Easter Sunday
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Walking up Burning Cliff from Ringstead, the melody of a hymn drifted down the path to greet us. Occasionally voices could be picked out above the sound of the harmonium. We joined the small congregation of St Catherine's church on the grass just in time to hear to the Gospel. Easter Sunday had come looking for us.

[Emma looking over the cliffs]

The coast path from Holworth to West Lulworth is a strenuous switch-back of chalk down culminating in the famous natural arch at Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove. At the start of the walk we had the path to ourselves but by the end we were just two more walkers in a conga line of holidaymakers.

[West Lulworth car park]

The car park at West Lulworth and the congregation at Holworth represent different sides of the modern Easter Sunday. We should have stayed longer at St Catherine's.

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