Walk 1331

Tyneham from Kimmeridge

County/Area - Dorset

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 6.8 miles / 11 km

Ascent - 1300 feet / 394 metres

Grade - easy/mod

The Dorset village of Kimmeridge is the starting point for this walk. Following the South West Coast Path the route passes the oil derricks before climbing onto Gad Cliff. A descent to the deserted village of Tyneham provides a good place for pic-nic before returning along country paths a short way inland from the coast.

Walk Description

Map showing start

Suggested Maps

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- OS Explorer - Sheet OL15 BUY MAP

- OS Landranger - Sheet 194 BUY MAP

Walks from the same start

Walk 1534
Swyre Head & Tyneham Cap from Kimmeridge
Grade - moderate
Length - 11.8 miles / 19.1 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 2568
2.3 miles / 3.6 km away
Egmont Point & Kimmeridge Bay from Tyneham
Grade - moderate
Length - 14.0 miles / 22.8 km
Walk 1533
2.3 miles / 3.6 km away
Gad Cliff & Povington Hill from Tyneham
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
Walk 1004
6.1 miles / 9.7 km away
Lulworth Cove & Durdle Door
Grade - easy
Length - 2.5 miles / 4.1 km
Walk 1329
6.1 miles / 9.7 km away
Durdle Door & White Nothe from Lulworth Cove
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 3389
6.1 miles / 9.7 km away
Bindon Hill and the Fossil Forest from Lulworth
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km
Walk 2579
7.5 miles / 12.0 km away
Purbeck Coast
Grade - moderate
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 1634
7.6 miles / 12.2 km away
Old Harry & Ballard Down from Studland
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.3 miles / 8.6 km
Walk 1613
8.3 miles / 13.2 km away
Studland and Old Harry Rocks from Sheel Bay
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 2575
10.0 miles / 16.1 km away
Durdle Door & Lulworth Cove
Grade - moderate
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 1597
12.3 miles / 19.6 km away
The White Horse & Sutton Poyntz from Osmington
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

General Information

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Accommodation Nearby

Cove House
Lulworth Cove
5.9 miles / 9.4 km away
Seavale Bed and Breakfast
Lulworth Cove
6.0 miles / 9.6 km away
Millbrook Guesthouse
Swanage
6.8 miles / 10.9 km away
Swanage Apartment
Swanage
7.2 miles / 11.5 km away
The Warwick Guest House
Weymouth
14.8 miles / 23.6 km away
Greenwood Guest House
Weymouth
15.2 miles / 24.4 km away
Top Parts B&B
Nr Abbotsbury
20.9 miles / 33.5 km away
La Fosse at Cranborne
Cranborne
22.5 miles / 36.0 km away
Rockstone Cottage
Freshwater
26.2 miles / 41.9 km away
Webtogs.co.uk
Gillingham
28.9 miles / 46.3 km away

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