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Chesil Beach Spit

Remote walk along the length of an iconic shinge spit with views inland and out to see. Shingle! Sep-Mar only. Check firing times!

Hardy Monument and Memorial Bench

SWC Walk 275 Dorchester South Circular or to Portesham

23-Aug-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Dorchester Circular or to Portesham

Pre-historic landscape of the Dorset Downs with splendid views out to the Jurassic Coast from the South Dorset Ridgeway. Longer extension to the Valley of (Sarsen) Stones

Lulworth Cove and Hambury Tout

SWC Walk 54 - Lulworth Cove Circular (via Tyneham and Durdle Door)

08-Jul-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Lulworth Cove Circular

Dramatic coastal scenery, Lulworth cove, hidden beaches, Durdle Door cliff arch, and a ghost town.

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Wareham to Swanage or Kingston

Heathland, Corfe's ruined castle (NT), either south to the sea at Chapman's Pool or west along a spectacular ridge to the sea and Swanage.

Looking back to Abbotsbury

19-May-15 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Osmington or Dorchester to Abbotsbury

Long ridgewalk with stunning views over Purbeck, the Isle of Portland, Chesil beach and Lyme bay. Travel by bus.

Abbotsbury

29-Jun-08 • JonCombe on Flickr

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Abbotsbury to West Bay

Ridge walk, then coast and beach walk overlooking the majestic sweep of Lyme Regis Bay

Sandbanks

Branksome to Swanage walk

09-Sep-18 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Branksome to Swanage or Corfe Castle

Lovely coastal walk via. a busy prom, a short ferry crossing, the start the South West Coast Path, Studland Bay (a sandy beach), Old Harry (cliffs) to a seaside resort or ridge walk to Corfe Castle. Return by bus.

West Bay

04-Jul-15 • JonCombe on Flickr

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West Bay to Lyme Regis

Coast walk via Golden Cap (hill) overlooking the majestic sweep of Lyme Regis Bay

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10-Jul-10 • Andrew Murphy

Weymouth to Lulworth Cove

Weymouth Bay, then a dramatic cliff walk past small beaches, then higher cliffs past Durdle Door (stack) to Lulworth Cove

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17-Nov-08 • Andrew Murphy

Weymouth via Isle of Portland Circular

Weymouth's harbour, the South West Coast Path, a disused railway path, industrial archaeology and a grandstand view of the Devon and Dorset coast.

Worbarrow Bay

16-Aug-14 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Wareham to Lulworth Cove

Heathland to Corfe Castle, a great ridge walk, the ghost town of Tyneham, the rollercoaster South West Coast Path, and Lulworth Cove

Lulworth Castle, south easterly view

SWC Walk 346 - Wool Circular (via The Warren and Lulworth Cove and Castle)

13-Aug-19 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Wool Circular

Thomas Hardy Country, pretty coombes, the Jurassic Coast (Durdle Door, Stair Hole and Lulworth Cove), Lulworth Park with its fantastic Castle, and Coombe Heath

Region Star # Walk Km Effort Ht. gain Description London
Dorset 328 Chesil Beach Spit 16.7 10 100 Remote walk along the length of an iconic shinge spit with views inland and out to see. Shingle! Sep-Mar only. Check firing times! CJ W
Dorset 275 Dorchester Circular or to Portesham 24.3 7 500 Pre-historic landscape of the Dorset Downs with splendid views out to the Jurassic Coast from the South Dorset Ridgeway. Longer extension to the Valley of (Sarsen) Stones CJ W
Dorset 54 Lulworth Cove Circular 22.2 10 1,500 Dramatic coastal scenery, Lulworth cove, hidden beaches, Durdle Door cliff arch, and a ghost town. CJ W
Dorset 76 Wareham to Swanage or Kingston 19.4 5 400 Heathland, Corfe's ruined castle (NT), either south to the sea at Chapman's Pool or west along a spectacular ridge to the sea and Swanage. CJ W
Dorset 119 Osmington or Dorchester to Abbotsbury 21.0 6 425 Long ridgewalk with stunning views over Purbeck, the Isle of Portland, Chesil beach and Lyme bay. Travel by bus. CJ W
Dorset 327 Abbotsbury to West Bay 15.0 4 275 Ridge walk, then coast and beach walk overlooking the majestic sweep of Lyme Regis Bay CJ W
Dorset 73 Branksome to Swanage or Corfe Castle 18.7 3 225 Lovely coastal walk via. a busy prom, a short ferry crossing, the start the South West Coast Path, Studland Bay (a sandy beach), Old Harry (cliffs) to a seaside resort or ridge walk to Corfe Castle. Return by bus. CJ W
Dorset 99 Weymouth to Lulworth Cove 17.8 8 575 Weymouth Bay, then a dramatic cliff walk past small beaches, then higher cliffs past Durdle Door (stack) to Lulworth Cove CJ W
Dorset 77 Weymouth via Isle of Portland Circular 13.0 4 275 Weymouth's harbour, the South West Coast Path, a disused railway path, industrial archaeology and a grandstand view of the Devon and Dorset coast. CJ W
Dorset 75 Wareham to Lulworth Cove 19.9 7 425 Heathland to Corfe Castle, a great ridge walk, the ghost town of Tyneham, the rollercoaster South West Coast Path, and Lulworth Cove CJ W
Dorset 346 Wool Circular 30.9 9 1,025 Thomas Hardy Country, pretty coombes, the Jurassic Coast (Durdle Door, Stair Hole and Lulworth Cove), Lulworth Park with its fantastic Castle, and Coombe Heath CJ W

Last Updated : Jul-20