Cycle Touring England Wednesday 1st July. Wareham to Langton Matravers. 39 miles.

It’s been a day of indecision today as I really couldn’t make my mind up where to go. I was fine first thing this morning as I was going to head along the coast to Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove being what the name would suggest and Durdle Door being a huge arch that the sea has carved out. I got to Lulworth Cove ok despite having to go up and down a few big hills, it was ok there but nothing special. After that I continued on to Durdle Door after cycling up another big hill! (It’s not that the hills are that big just steep) A friend had suggested that I should go for a swim there and swim through the arch and with nothing better to do I thought why not! When I arrived there I couldn’t get anywhere near it! The road leading to it run out at the top of the cliff and the only way to get to it was by walking down a steep gravel path and even though I might have been ok going down I really didn’t think I would have made it back up very quickly especially as my leg has started playing me up again and also I didn’t fancy leaving my bike locked up at the top! With hindsight I should have came here last night and camped at the campsite that you have to pass through to get here then I would have had plenty of time to walk down the cliff, maybe I’ll return at some other time. After not even being able to see Durdle Door let alone swim through it I headed back towards Wareham still not knowing which way to head. After having lunch at the Quay I started to head towards Swanage but went on a little detour to a village just before it where I knew there was a lovely little pub that sells scrumpy cider! Well that was it for the day after a couple of pints of that! I just about made to the campsite! Photo; enjoying the cider with a lovely view.Pint of scrumpy on the Isle of Purbeck

2 Replies to “Cycle Touring England Wednesday 1st July. Wareham to Langton Matravers. 39 miles.”

  1. A lovely place to stop! I can’t remember the name of the pub but had many a pint of scrupy there. Cheers! I expect you will cycle through Worth Matravers tomorrow. Have fun Liz xx

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