Rempstone Stone Circle

Beginning at a stunning view point looking across the heathland and the harbour to the small port of Poole, wander through the woodland and farmsteads to reach an ancient stone circle. Pass Rempstone estate that played a large part in WWII, utilised by both Montgomery and Churchill. Climb Nine Barrow Down, through tunnels of trees, to reach the Neolithic ridge route of Studland Road. At the peak, experience even more impressive views, surveying over an ancient landscape and wide seascape.

Distance: 4 miles/6.5km

Duration: 2 hours

Ability: Medium (one big climb).

Max Height: 600ft.

Min Height: 147ft.

Total climb: 450ft.

Terrain: Path, track, road and field.

Map: OS Explorer OL15 Purbeck and South Dorset

Start Point: Poole Harbour viewpoint (Postcode: BH19 3AA, Grid Reference: SZ006818, What Three Words: evidence.fishnet.windmill)

How to Get There: From Corfe Castle, follow the B3351 under the railway bridge and on to Swanage. After about 3 miles, the carpark is on the left.

Dogs: In accordance with the Countryside Code and any notices on route.

Refreshments: None on route but a number of options are in both Corfe Castle to the West and Swanage to the East.

The view to Sandbanks

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