On the coast path from Swanage, Dorset
Our walk continues along a breezy coast path
(Photos/words © urban75, 15th-16th May, 2009)
Leaving Swanage, we set off on the last leg of our walk past some spectacular coastal scenery.
Despite its coastal location, Swanage survived the First Word War more or less intact, but wasn't so lucky during the Second World War, suffering bomb damage which killed 20 people.
To protect the town, gun emplacements and pillboxes were built along the southern end of the bay. Both Swanage and nearby villages were also heavily involved in the development of radar during WW2.
Coast Guard station at Peveril Point.
The walk climbs out of the town and runs along the top of cliffs, offering some dramatic views..
Looking north back at Swanage.
Taking a rest.
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