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With heather and shrubs in the foreground, looking east, over fields and hedges and the sea beyond the clifftops, to Golden Cap, with Chesil Beach and Portland in the distance
Looking east towards Golden Cap, with Chesil Beach and Portland | © National Trust Images/David Noton

A nature walk at West Bexington

Take this circular route through the fields and along the Jurassic Coast. Along the way, discover an area rich in wildlife and history, watch the waves crashing on the shingle bank of Chesil Beach, and admire the sweeping view east and west from Lime Kiln hill.

Total steps: 6

Total steps: 6

Start point

West Bexington Beach car park, Beach Road, Puncknowle, West Bexington, Dorset DT2 9DG. Grid ref: SY530864.

Step 1

From the car park take the South West Coast Path to the left (east) and follow it onto Chesil beach.

Step 2

Continue along the beach on the coast path and, after the field with the large house in it, turn left and through a gate into the next field. Carry on straight up the field and through a couple of field gates.

Step 3

Pass Labour in Vain farm, which has a building dating from the 1860s. Continue straight on past the farm (on your right) and through the next field gate. Walk across the field, heading for the isolated stone barn you can see at the top of the field.

Yellowhammer perched in tree at Long Nanny, Northumberland
Look out for the yellowhammer | © National Trust Images/Derek Hatton

Step 4

Turn left after the barn and follow the track across the field to the top of Tulks Hill.

Step 5

Continue west along the path to the site of a limekiln on your left. Carry on past the lime kiln and follow the path along the top of the hill and to a field gate in the corner of the field. From here you can see the sweeping view of Lyme Bay. Turn left down an old trackway and follow Donkey Lane down into West Bexington.

Step 6

Return to the car park on the track through West Bexington.

End point

West Bexington Beach car park, Beach Road, Puncknowle, West Bexington, Dorset DT2 9DG. Grid ref: SY530864.

Trail map

Map route for West Bexington nature walk
Map route for West Bexington nature walk | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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