August Bank Holiday in Dorset - Day 2

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Aug 28

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Distance is 9 miles; total ascent is 479 m; terrain involves two ascents and two descents; surfaces are chalk, dirt, gravel and tarmac.

Fancy an alternative to Big Summer Camp? Join me for a weekend of hiking and chilling around the campfire on the beautiful Isle of Purbeck in Dorset.

Following on from previous Dorset and Devon Doubles, I thought I'd put on another to make the most of the August Bank Holiday. I'll be leading a walk each day, and depending on other leader availability there may be further options available too. It'll be a nice chilled weekend where you can do as much or as little as you want.


  • Day 1 (Saturday) - Corfe Castle to Swanage coastal hike
  • Day 2 (Sunday) - Corfe Castle to Studland ridgeway and beach hike (more on below)
  • Day 3 (Monday) - Go to the beach and/or head home

The walk:

Sunday's linear walk starts at Corfe Castle and takes in the eastern Purbeck Hills before we arrive at the natural wonders of Old Harry Rocks. We'll then walk along the coast to Studland beach to relax and swim (optional). We'll then get the bus back to Swanage to change for the bus or steam train back to Corfe.

Dogs are welcome on the walk but will need to be on the lead at times.


Optional accommodation:

If you fancy making a weekend of it and staying over then there's loads of B&Bs and campsites in Corfe or Swanage.

I'll be staying Fri-Mon at Purbeck Valley Farmhouse Campsite - Book here. It's basic but has plenty of space and decent facilities, and only £10/night. No dogs allowed sadly. The excellent Woodyhyde Campsite (£12/night) is over the road which has much better facilities and a shop but will be swarming with kids that weekend. 


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Old Harry Rocks
Studland beach
Old Harry Rocks
Studland beach


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