From the Mason's pub of the Square and Compass, in the limestone village of Worth Matravers, visit Winspit Caves. Looking out out sea, the ghost like movie set was once a bustle of activity providing stone for the most prestigious of buildings, all over the world. Follow the paths of smugglers and pirates to Dancing … Continue reading Worth Matravers and Dancing Ledge
From the small coastal village of Studland make your way along the cliffs to Old Harry’s Rocks. Now a stump, a stack and a bit of no man’s land, it once housed a castle. Both the caves below and the name linked to a famous local pirate. Continue along the cliff top past the Pinnacles … Continue reading Old Harry’s Rocks
Start in the small village of Furzebrook which was once the epicentre of the clay industry, the area producing the raw materials required for the famous Wedgewood brand amongst others. Pass the village’s manor, so thoroughly used and abused during the Second World War, that the family didn’t want it back. Make your way past … Continue reading Furzebrook and the Blue Pool
From the Smugglers Inn in Osmington Mills, cycle the hills and absorb the sights, to Lulworth Cove. Pass through the village of Osmington to admire the White Horse from the high ridge of Coombe Bottom to then descend and rise again at Ringstead. Enjoy the wide views from St Aldhem’s Head in the East to … Continue reading Osmington Mills to Lulworth Cove – Bike Ride.
From the smuggling coastline of Osmington, explore inland to discover pirate secrets in the nearby village of Osmington. Follow the River Jordan to Sutton Poyntz, in the shadow of Chalbury Hill fort. Visit the ducks of the village before climbing up to the chalk White Horse, there to honour a mad king. From the ridge, … Continue reading Osmington Mills to The White Horse
Distance - 4 milesDuration - 2 hours.Exertion - Medium to Hard, especially the climbs.Terrain - Path, track and field.Dogs - Be aware of livestock and keep to the countryside code. Few gates, no stiles.Map - OL Explorer 15 Purbeck and South DorsetStart - Renscombe Car parkRefreshments - The Square and Compass, Worth Matravers This walk … Continue reading St Aldhelm’s Head
Distance - 4 milesDuration - 2 hours.Exertion - Medium.Terrain - Path, track and road.Dogs - Be aware of livestock and keep to the countryside code. Few gates, a couple of stiles.Map - OL Explorer 15 Purbeck and South DorsetStart - Puncknowle, The Crown Inn (Postcode: DT2 9BN, Grid reference: SY534886). Alternate starts can be at … Continue reading Puncknowle and West Bexington