St. Catherine Chapel

A Abbotsbury walk posted on 06/06/19 by Aurelie-21. Update : 16/07/19

Easy walk with a short climb to St Catherine's Chapel, which is based on a small hill. At the top, it offers a nice 360° viewpoint.

Technical sheet
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h20[?]
Distance Distance : 2.6mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 236ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 236ft
Highest point Highest point : 256ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 10ft
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Abbotsbury
Starting point Starting point : N 50.659301° / W 2.623546°
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View from the beach Path to the chapel


The car park is at the end of Buller's Way.

(D/A) Start following the Macmillan Way along the car park.

(1) Look for a fence on the right-hand side and pass over it. Keep going straight after passing the gate.

(2) Turn left at the engraved rock.

(3) Follow the path going slightly right. Walk straight until you reach the Macmillan Way and take a sharp left.

(4) From the Chapel, go back to the gate you have passed earlier. There is not really a well-maintained path to follow so feel free to go down the way you like as long as you reach the gate. From the gate, return to the car park by using the same way you came from.

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. mi 0 - Car park
1 : mi 0.59 - alt. mi 0.59
2 : mi 1.04 - alt. mi 1.04
3 : mi 1.1 - alt. mi 1.1
4 : mi 1.54 - alt. mi 1.54 - St Catherine's Chapel - St Catherine's Chapel
D/A : mi 2.6 - alt. mi 2.6 - Car park

Useful Information

Car park costs £3, cash only.
Toilets and refreshments at the start/end.

Hikideas and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

The walk could be extended by going to the Swannery :

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