Photos by Hetty

6th November 2017

4.5 miles

Map of walk

Another beautiful day

We started in Swanage and walked past the pier

The 1895 pier and the stumps of the 1859 pier

The lifeboat returning. Old Harry Rocks behind. Bournemouth on the right

At Peveril Point look out

We will walk to that point next

Looking back

Path through the woods made in Victorian times, with several benches looking out to sea

Peveril Point where the look out was

Durlston Castle 1886-7, built for George Burt

The castle is now a visitor centre

The Great Globe

Next stop the light house

Tilly Whim Caves – stone quarried here was lowered into barges, taken to Swanage and then onto London. Geroge Burt’s wealth came from here

We could see the cliffs of the Isle of Wight

Anvil Point Lighthouse

We then walked inland back to Swanage

The Mill Pond was the centre of the original fishing village at Swanage

Purbeck House was built for George Burt

The front of the Town Hall was brought from London by George Burt

He also brought the Wellington Clock Tower from London, minus the clock, and it never had a statue of Wellington!

These ionic columns came from London too

Next place: Corfe Castle

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