Durlston

Walk along the cliff tops to admire the treats installed by a local Victorian businessman passionate about stone and landscape. Discover the castle and 40 tonne stone globe, the romantic quotes and recycled posts, all installed for visitors entertainment over a century ago. Wander past the 18th century Tilly Whim caves, used for stone, smuggling and leisure until a rock fall left it to nature. Admire the sea views of the Jurassic coast, following in the footsteps of many different generations of masons, tourists and travellers.

Distance: 3 miles/5km

Duration: 1/2 hours

Ability: Easy and partly wheelchair friendly.

Max Height: 350ft.

Min Height: 39ft.

Total climb: 350ft.

Terrain: Track, path road and field.

Map: OL Explorer 15 Purbeck and South Dorset

Start Point: Durlston Car Park. (Postcode BH19 2JL, Grid Reference: SZ031773, What Three Words: skunks.resettle.crops).

How to Get There: From Swanage town centre, head south on Park Road to then continue onto Lighthouse Road, all signposted for Durlston. The car park is clearly marked at the end.

Refreshments: At Durlston is the Seventh Wave Café, or there are a number of options in Swanage.

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