A stunning coastal walk from Swanage to Durlston Country Park.
Date: 16th July 2016 Distance: 9.02km (5.6 Miles) Parking: Car Park in Swanage
Start Location: Swanage Ascent (m/ft): 323m (1060ft) Weather:


Time Started: 09:05 Highest Point: Durlston Country Park (85m/279ft) Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 2 Hours 16 Munites        
Route: Swanage - Durlston Country Park - South West Coast Path - Anvil Point - Tilly Whim Caves - Durlston Head - Durlston Castle - South West Coast Path - Peveril Point - Swanage

Swanage Railway Station.

The footpath across the fields towards the coast.

Lovely dorset countryside.

A view out to the sea over the wild flower meadow.

The lighthouse at Anvil Point.

Old stone quarry.

St Aldhelm's HEad where we were walking yesterday. You can see the chapel from here.

Tilly Whim Caves, now closed to the public due to regular rock falls.

Zooming in on the caves.

Along this whole walk there is a tropical feel thanks to the stunning clear waters and dramatic rocky cliffs.

A view back along the coastal path.

Another quarry blocked up.

Heading along the coastal path towards Durlston Castle.

The direction we have come from.

For about 5 minutes we watched this Peregrine Falcon being chased by its chick demaning food as they flew around the cliffs.

The Globe.

A view across to Peveril Point where we will be later.

A view over Peveril Point towards The Pinnacles around Old Harry Rocks.

Getting a hint of the tropical feel yet?

Durlston Castle.

This could easily be the Caribbean (especially with the heat!)

Simply stunning.

A panoramic photo from Peveril Point country park. Click for larger version.

The country park gently descends down to Peveril Point and its coastal lookout building.

Swanage Bay.

A final view back along the coast to Durlston Castle.