Yesterday we went for a lovely circular walk from Worth Matravers, near Swanage, in the Purbecks. The walk included a section of the South West Coast Path which passed by many of the old Purbeck stone quarry sites, such as the one above at Winspit. The quarried stone used to be lowered from ledges on to boats to be transported to Swanage and then on to London.
Another point of interest on the walk was St Aldhelm's Chapel. This isolated Norman chapel stands on cliffs 108m above sea level at St Aldhelm's Head and occupies the centre of a pre-Conquest Christian enclosure.
The chapel has impresseive 12th century vaulted ceilings but is nevertheless simple in design. A quiet place for reflection and a welcome cool respite from the heat outside!