A superb walk from Studland Bay to the Agglestone and along the entire length of Ballard Down to Old Harry Rocks.

Date: 26th June 2017 Distance: 11.4km (7.08 Miles) Parking: Car Park at Studland
Start Location: Studland Ascent (m/ft): 311m (1020ft) Weather:


Time Started: 09:30 Highest Point: Ballard Down (162m/531ft) Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 3 Hours 18 Minutes        
Route: Studland - Agglestone - Fishing Barrow - Obelisk - Ballard Down (162m/531ft) - Ballard Cliff (117m/384ft) - South West Coast Path - Old Harry Rocks - Studland

The beautiful heath looking towards the Agglestone.

Approaching the Agglestone.

As a little height is gained there is a little view towards Bournemouth.

Just infront of the Agglestone the view is much broader taking in Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island.

The amazing Agglestone.

The Agglestone sits on top of a small peak.

A panorama of The Aggestone and its spectacular view of Poole Harbour. Click for larger version.

The Agglestone with Bournemouth behind.

After crossing the Golf Course we started the ascent to the Obelisk on the western end of Ballard Down.

A superb view of Nine Barrow Down.

The Studland Peninsula and Poole Harbour.

Zooming in showing Little Sea and the Studland Peninsula.

The obelisk on the western end of Ballard Down.

A panorama from Swanage Bay round to Poole Harbour. Click for larger version.

Ancient earthworks on the eastern end of Ballard Down.

The Trig Point above Ballard Cliffs.

Looking down to the rest of the walk which takes us past Old Harry Rocks.

Swanage Bay in the sunshine.

Amazing chalk sea stacks near Old Harry. They are called The Pinnacles.

Zooming in on The Pinnacles.

Breathtaking coastal scenery.

Cormorants on top of the sea stack.

Looking back in the direction of Swanage Bay.

Old Harry Rocks.

And again from the other side. Such a beautiful place to visit.