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°
Download : -
View from the beach Path to the chapel

Description

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 : https://abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk/swanner...

Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 5/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 5/5
Routemap quality : 5/5
Walk interest : 5/5


Walker
on Mon 19 Oct 2020 14:35:06 CEST

Global average : 5 / 5

Date of walk : 19/10/20
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

Excellent family walk with good views and interesting things to look at including St Catherine's Chapel, the lagoon behind Chesil Beach, cattle. Easy to detour into Abbotsbury for a drink and snack if required. There is a wooden playground further down the hill from the chapel which we stopped at for our youngest, with picnic tables placed around it. Our children ranged in age from 6-12 and we all enjoyed it. The walk was dog friendly too!

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