Photo By Peter Watts
Dorset Hills near Kimmeridge
 

Search for Hotels in Kimmeridge



Dorset Hills near Kimmeridge - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

Panorama showing some of the South Downs near Kimmeridge. This picture was taken late one afternoon in the summer of 2007. From here you get stunning panoramic views of the Dorset countryside, stretching far inland and out over the sea. This road and car park are at times closed off during army exercises.

Dorset Hills near Kimmeridge - FURTHER INFORMATION

Dorset Hills near Kimmeridge - Kimmeridge visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Dorset Hills near Kimmeridge' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Dorset.

Kimmeridge is a small rural village near to the coast in Dorset. It lies between Lulworth Cove and Swanage, and is most well known for the beach, fossil beds, hill walking and coastal path around Kimmeridge Bay. The South West Coast Path runs through Kimmeridge and during the summer months this is a popular place for hill walking.

Some of the land around Kimmeridge is owned by the army, who have army ranges here. At times the forces carry out exercises with live ammunition. At that time red flags are flown on the hills and the paths are closed to the public. These exercises also close a number of the surrounding roads and Broad Bench, a popular surfing spot by Kimmeridge Bay. The number of days that the road is closed has increased following closure of bases in Germany and during the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE

Kimmeridge lies east of Weymouth, west of Swanage and south of Wareham. This road links East Lulworth and the B3070 road with Steeple. Closed to the public during army exercises.



Recent Local Panoramas

Chesil Beach
Chesil Beach / Abbotsbury
Chesil Beach Tank Defences
Chesil Beach Tank Defences / Abbotsbury
Brownsea Island from the ferry
Brownsea Island from the ferry / Poole
West Bay, Cliff View
West Bay, Cliff View / Bridport
The Great Dorset Steam Fair 2010
The Great Dorset Steam Fair 2010 / Blandford Forum
Market day in Dorchester
Market day in Dorchester / Dorchester
The Stourhead Estate in Wiltshire
The Stourhead Estate in Wiltshire / Mere
South West Coastal Path at Eype
South West Coastal Path at Eype / Bridport


Google





Real Time Web Analytics