Purbeck Coast

near Swanage, Dorset                                                   Photos by Hetty

On this page : Kimmeridge Bay, Worth Matravers and Old Harry Rocks

Kimmeridge Ledges

8th July 2021   5.7 miles    Map of walk

A lovely walk with great views of the coast and inland. The steep walk uphill was worth it.

We started at Kimmeridge Bay, walked up to the village and onto the ridge, along the top to a Bronze age burial mound, then steeply down to the coast and along the cliffs back to the bay.

Kimmeridge Bay

The date stone on the porch says 1818

View from the ridge to Poole Harbour and we could see Corfe Castle (in the mist)

The bay where we started

Tumulus at Swyre Head

The ridge at the back is where we walked

The Clavell Tower has been moved away from the cliff edge, which was getting near it


Worth Matravers

7th July 2021     3.8 miles      Map of walk

From Worth Matravers, we walked down to the coast where there are several quarries.

Village pond at Worth Matravers

Strip lynchets, ancient field systems

Back up to the village


Old Harry Rocks

5th July 2021

We took the ferry from Sandbanks, Poole, to Shell Bay and parked at Studland’s Middle Beach, then walked to Old Hary Rocks

Looking towards Shell Bay

Towards Old Harry Rocks

Old Hary Rocks

Next: Westbury White Horse

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