SY4491 : The mouth at Eype

taken 7 years ago, near to Eype, Dorset, Great Britain

The mouth at Eype
The mouth at Eype
Eype's Mouth is where a small stream trickles down a very narrow valley to the sea. In winter the boats are pulled off the beach and sheltered by the bridge where the footpath passes. In her book entitled Companion into Dorset (1937), Dorothy Gardiner writes: ".... Eype is to be called Eep; Hutchins writes Est Yepe; why have its vowels got twisted round making it harder to determine the pronunciation? 'Eype has thatched cottages of rough stone walling, often perched high above a hollow road and entered up long flights of stone stairs'; it has its presiding headland, lofty Thorncombe Beacon, five hundred and odd feet high, and a pebbly beach where the skilful searcher may gather polishable stones, crystal and agate or with good fortune a rare pink topaz now and then."
It is questionable whether many semi-precious stones have been found!
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Date Taken
Monday, 26 December, 2011   (more nearby)
Monday, 30 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Paths 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 4479 9102 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:42.9704N 2:47.0036W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 4481 9103
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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