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Durlston Head 4/7

Taken from the footpath, which is of course the South West Coast Footpath, this shows the entrance to the Tilly Whim Caves, see yesterday and tomorrow. At one time it was possible to go into the caves but in 1976 the caves were closed to the public completely, due to rock falls, the caves were classed as too dangerous.

Durlston Head 4/7

Taken from the footpath, which is of course the South West Coast Footpath, this shows the entrance to the Tilly Whim Caves, see yesterday and tomorrow. At one time it was possible to go into the caves but in 1976 the caves were closed to the public completely, due to rock falls, the caves were classed as too dangerous.

comments (12)

I imagine it was great fun to explore! But yes, these places become very dangerous, don't they.
Brian Walbey: They couldn't possibly let people go in the caves these days with H.& S.etc. but Alan has been in them and I think we went in them when we were down that way on our honeymoon in 1971.
  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 1 Mar 2018, 04:56
Fine shot, Brian, but what a pity the caves are closed.
Brian Walbey: They couldn't possibly let people go in the caves these days with H.& S.etc. but Alan has been in them and I think we went in them when we were down that way on our honeymoon in 1971.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 1 Mar 2018, 06:44
They have put a grill over the entrance
Brian Walbey: They couldn't possibly let people go in the caves these days with H.& S.etc. but Alan has been in them and I think we went in them when we were down that way on our honeymoon in 1971.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 1 Mar 2018, 07:35
A disappointment to many that these are no longer accessible, Brian
Brian Walbey: They couldn't possibly let people go in the caves these days with H.& S.etc. but Alan has been in them and I think we went in them when we were down that way on our honeymoon in 1971.
I thought at first it was an abandoned shopping trolley Brian
Brian Walbey: There is a much stronger barrier behind that piece of fencing.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 1 Mar 2018, 08:51
I thought it an iron bedstead.
Brian Walbey: Some sort of fencing Chad.
Still very interesting. Probably the closure is the best idea.
Brian Walbey: They couldn't possibly let people go in the caves these days with H.& S.etc. but Alan has been in them and I think we went in them when we were down that way on our honeymoon in 1971.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Mar 2018, 14:22
Tilly Whim, what a lovely name!
Brian Walbey: Must be local Dorset language Anne.
What a shame, caves and mines are always interesting to visit when they are safe tourist attractions.
Brian Walbey: They couldn't possibly let people go in the caves these days with H.& S.etc.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 Mar 2018, 14:59
A place with some secrets. Did you have a look into the cave?
Brian Walbey: Alan has been in them and I think we went in them when we were down that way on our honeymoon in 1971.
  • sherri
  • Arkansas, USA
  • 1 Mar 2018, 15:21
there are caves in Arkansas that my husband and children have gone into

i wait outside : - )

the path in your image looks so inviting
Brian Walbey: I like going in caves but sadly for safety reasons these have to be closed as they open out to the sea part way up a cliff.
Best to play safe!
Brian Walbey: They couldn't possibly let people go in the caves these days with H.& S.etc

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