Shell Bay

Branksome to Swanage walk

09-Sep-18 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Studland Bay

Branksome to Swanage walk

09-Sep-18 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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11-Aug-09 • Andrew Murphy


11-Aug-09 • Andrew Murphy


11-Aug-09 • Andrew Murphy


11-Aug-09 • Andrew Murphy


11-Aug-09 • Andrew Murphy

South West Coast Path : Branksome to Swanage or Corfe Castle walk

Lovely Coastal walk starting with a busy prom, then a short ferry crossing to start the South West Coast Path along Studland Bay (a sandy beach), past Old Harry (cliffs) to Swanage, a seaside resort. Optional ridge walk ending to Corfe Castle. Return by bus.

Hiking Weather

10 Day Forecast for Branksome

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A spell of wet and windy weather moving east today.


A spell of wet and windy weather will move east across all parts during Tuesday, accompanied by a strong and gusty southerly wind, with coastal gales. The rain will slowly clear from Cornwall by late-afternoon, where winds will gradually ease. Maximum Temperature 11C.


Evening rain will slowly clear east to allow clearer spells to develop for many. However, there will be some heavy showers affecting western parts, where gusty at times. Feeling colder. Minimum Temperature 5C.


Wednesday will see a mixture of sunshine and showers. The showers likely to be heavy and blustery, perhaps merging to give some longer spells of rain. Maximum Temperature 11C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Sunny spells and heavy showers on Thursday, with gusty winds possible. Cloud and rain will move northeast across all parts on Friday, clearing to sunshine and showers on Saturday.

Day 6 to 15

Saturday looks like being mild with sunshine and showers. It is likely to be breezy in the south. Winds will probably be stronger generally on Sunday with gales around exposed coasts and hills. Rain may be persistent in the south though probably still showery in the north. The UK is likely to stay rather wet and windy for those last minute shopping trips on Christmas Eve. However, there are signs that Christmas Day itself may be drier, brighter, colder and less windy, though wind and some showers remain quite likely in the south. During the last week of December dry cold bright weather is more likely, with rain increasingly confined to the north and west.

Day 16 to 30

In the New Year there is an increasing likelihood that colder weather may begin to dominate as winds turn easterly. In the north, dry, cold and mostly calm weather is more likely, with frost and fog on many nights and mornings. Wintry showers are quite likely near eastern coasts. Although weather systems may be rather slow-moving and stay out in the Atlantic, where they do push across the UK there will be an increased risk of snow at times. Although signals suggest that a cold spell is the most likely scenario in January, the extent and longevity of the cold weather is uncertain. Wet, windy and mild weather are still possible.

Met Office : SW : 2018-12-18T01:28:13