Scratchy Bottom (or Scratchy's Bottom) is a clifftop valley between Durdle Door and Swyre Head in Dorset, England. A dry valley in the chalk, it is surrounded by farmland at its sides and landward end, with cliffs at the seaward end.
The name is thought to refer to a rough hollow. Scratchy Bottom has been noted for its unusual place name. The location came second after Shitterton, also in Dorset, in a 2012 poll for "Britain's worst place name" carried out by the genealogy website Find My Past.
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