The route of X53 plunges into valleys, touches the coast, dives through woods, soars over open uplands. Here are some of the views to watch out for.
The country around Bridport on the north and west seems to be composed of pointy hills. Ahead as the bus comes out of Bridport westward is a remarkably conical grassy peak, with a stand of five pine trees on top. They were planted a century ago in honour of a local gentleman, and there is a plan to replace them if they die.