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Worbarrow Bay

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WORBARROW BAY (S3x32) 3C set Peter Loveland, 2013

1- 8 1s+2s+3s set, 1s+2s dance ½ RH across; 2s+1s+3s set, 2s+1s cross RH
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance Set&Rotate for 3 couples. 312
17-24 3s+1s+2s circle 6H round and back
25-32 3s+1s+2s dance "Slip Knot":-
' 25-30 All 3 couples dance first 6 bars of standard Knot
' 31-32 2s (top place) turn LH to own side while 1s+3s dance ½ LH across to end on own side. 231

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)


Dance Information

Worbarrow Bay is a large broad and shallow bay just to the east of Lulworth Cove on the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England.

Worbarrow Bay is located about six kilometres south of Wareham and about 16 kilometres west of Swanage. At the eastern end of the Bay is a promontory known as Worbarrow Tout. The northwest end of the bay is known as Cow Corner. Towering over Worbarrow Bay to the north is Flower's Barrow ridge, which due to coastal erosion is gradually falling into the sea. Flower's Barrow forms the western end of the ridge which runs all the way to Ballard Point, north of Swanage.

Worbarrow Bay is only accessible when the Lulworth Ranges (military firing ranges) are open to the public. It can be reached by a 1.4-kilometre (0.9 mi) walk down an easy track alongside Tyneham Gwyle, from the car park alongside the ghost village of Tyneham. Tyneham Estate was taken over by the Army in 1943 in preparation for D-Day and the residents of Tyneham and Worbarrow were moved out hoping to return after WW2.

Little evidence now remains of the eight cottages and coastguard station (disbanded in 1910) that once stood close to the bay.

Worbarrow Bay - Information Video

Worbarrow Bay Image
Worbarrow Bay Seen From Flower's Barrow, With The Headland Of Worbarrow Tout


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