SWC Walk 75 (sort of): Wareham or Corfe Castle to Lulworth Cove via Kingston and Swyre Head T=SWC.75
Length: From Wareham: 18.5 Miles or 29.8 km for those more metrically minded; or
From Corfe Castle: 12.5 Miles or 20.1 km for those more metrically minded
Difficulty: 11 out of 10 for the longer route and 10 out of 10 for the shorter version
Train: Take the 8:35 AM
South Western Weymouth train from London Waterloo
arriving in Wareham at 10:48. For a Corfe Castle start, you can then either catch a number 40 bus from just outside the station at 11:04 (arriving at Corfe at 11:17) or take a train from Wareham at 11:19 (arriving at Corfe at 11:37). To return from Lulworth Cove, you will either need to catch a bus or take a taxi (Silver Cars 01929 400 409 or 07811 328 281) to Wool. Buses are as follows: X54 17:18 (arriving Wool 17:49) or bus 30 18:11 (arriving Wool 18:30). Return trains from Wool are at 17:45; 18:45; 19:45 and 20:34
. Buy a day return to Wool.
This is one of my favorite coastal walks with stunning cliffs soaring to the sky and swooping to the sea….This year, the plan is to explore a slightly different map-led route
and Swyre Head
to follow a more coastal ridge above Kimmeridge Bay
before dropping down to Worbarrow Bay (for some swimming) and carrying along the dramatic cliffs to Lulworth Cove.
For route finding, you should use the “blue” route on the OS Map page for SWC 75. For those starting in Wareham, the route follows the original route for a spell (basically to Corfe). If starting from Corfe, you will need to pick up this alternative route towards Kingston. Once on Swyre Head, navigation should be simple – keep the sea to your left….. You can find more information about the area and print the map/download the GPX here
One added benefit of this route is that it passes by the very charming Scotts Arms
(01929 480 270) which works well for a lunch pub for the Wareham starters, as it serves food all day on Saturday – though possibly too early for the Corfe starters. Do keep in mind though that there is another 10 miles to go to get to Lulworth Cove……So, regardless of route, a picnic may still be the better option….
Post walk refreshies can be had at the Lulworth Cove Inn in Lulworth Cove.
Enjoy the walk!