Author: Penny Jones

Hailing from Western Australia, our Engagement Manager Guy is no stranger to impressive vistas, so the fact he has chosen James Loveridge’s Dorset 2020 calendar as his Christmas staff pick says a lot!

On day five of our twelve days of Jurassic Christmas, Guy talks us through his choice.

“The Jurassic Coast is somewhere that can truly be enjoyed all year round. Each new season brings new colours, new life, and new light casting itself onto the Coast’s famous cliffs. A calendar then is one of the best ways to celebrate this seasonal diversity in photographic form. Local photographer James Loveridge has captured twelve of the best views in Dorset, providing ample inspiration to explore the county and its unique, ever-changing landscapes.

The year begins with the raging storms cascading over the Cobb in Lyme Regis. If you’ve ever ventured onto the Cobb during a swell, you’ll know how easily the waves can spring up and inadvertently soak you! During January, we definitely recommend admiring the ancient sea defence structure from the warmth of a local pub or café.

Next up is West Bay’s mighty sandstone cliffs, home of Broadchurch and one of the coast’s best geological views, best seen from the end of West Bay Pier.

After a gorgeous Spring view across Dorset’s hinterland – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we’re back at West Bay for a misty, gorgeously textured view of the town’s houses and groynes, with those famous cliffs in the background.

May marks the height of Spring and a beautiful woodland scene, and is followed by a starstruck view of Charmouth, the Jurassic Coast’s fossil hunting hotspot.

July brings a view of iconic Colmer’s Hill near Bridport, and is succeeded by Old Harry Rocks, a bewitching collection of chalk sea stacks that marks the World Heritage Site’s easterly end point.

September brings us to The Fleet Lagoon, companion to the might Chesil Beach and one of the coast’s top wildlife locations. Next up is a beautiful autumnal view of Eype and Thorncombe Beacon in west Dorset, one of the coast’s most stunning walking locations.

The year continues with James’ stunning timelapse photo of the “mist waterfall” at West Bay, before concluding with iconic Durdle Door, encased in snow.

The stunning views along our Coast lead into a world of fascinating stories, and James’ thoughtfully compiled calendar provides year-round inspiration for everyone who loves the Jurassic Coast.”

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