A short stroll to Swyre Head, the highest point in the Purbeck Hills.
Date: 26th June 2017 Distance: 3.36km (2.09 Miles) Parking: Car Park Nr Kingston
Start Location: Nr Kingston Ascent (m/ft): 94m (308ft) Weather:


Time Started: 16:00 Highest Point: Swyre Head (208m/682ft) Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 45 Minutes        
Route: Nr Kingston - Polar Wood - Swyre Head (208m/682ft) - Nr Kingston

Just a few minutes into the walk and you are treated to a view like this over the Encombe Estate.

A small part of St Aldhelms Head showing.

A panorama of the Encombe Estate. Click for larger version.

Looking down to the stately home.

A magnificant house.

A obelisk in the distance within the estate.

Approaching the large tumulus on top of Swyre Head.

The bronze age burial mound in the peak.

And large rock slab on top of the mound.

The breathtaking view west along the coast to Kimmeridge.

Corfe Castle visible from the summit.

The Trig point which is set back from the burial mound.

A new bend with a superb view.