St. Catherine Chapel

Easy walk with a short climb to St Catherine's Chapel, which is based on a small hill. At the top, it offers a nice 360° viewpoint.

Technical sheet
No. 2159976
A Abbotsbury walk posted on 06/06/19 by Aurelie-21. Update : 05/08/19
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h25[?]
Distance Distance : 4.19km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 72m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 72m
Highest point Highest point : 78m
Lowest point Lowest point : 3m
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Abbotsbury
Starting point Starting point : N 50.659301° / W 2.623546°
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View from the beach Path to the chapel


The car park is at the end of Buller's Way.

(D/A) Start following the Macmillan Way, which is along the car park at the beginning and then, goes away from the beach.

(1) Look for a fence on the right-hand side and pass over it. Walk up to the hill and keep going straight after passing the gate.

(2) Look for an engraved rock on your left and turn left on the path that climbs for a few meters.

(3) Follow the path going slightly right and walk straight until you reach the Macmillan Way. There, take a sharp left and walk up to the chapel that you should already see. Take time to read the sign at the gate before passing it.

(4) From there, bypass the Chapel and go on the opposite side of the gate you passed earlier. There is not really a well-maintained path to follow so go down the way you like as long are parallel of the wall and you reach the first gate you passed. From the gate, turn right and return to the car park by using the same way you came from.

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 6m - Car park
1 : km 0.95 - alt. 12m
2 : km 1.67 - alt. 32m
3 : km 1.77 - alt. 52m
4 : km 2.48 - alt. 76m - St Catherine's Chapel - St Catherine's Chapel
D/A : km 4.19 - alt. 6m - Car park

Useful Information

Car park costs £3, cash only.
Toilets and refreshments at the start/end.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

The walk could be extended by going to the Swannery :

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