Old Harry & Ballard Down from Studland

Introduction to Walk 1634

Photo from the walk - Old Harry & Ballard Down from Studland

County/Area - Dorset

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 5.3 miles / 8.6 km

Ascent - 600 feet / 182 metres

Grade - easy/mod

A short Dorset walk that takes in some of the wonderful geological features of the Jurrassic Coast close to Studland. The walk also provides wonderful views across Swanage Bay.

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Walk Description

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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Accommodation Nearby

Millbrook Guesthouse
Swanage
2.4 miles / 3.8 km away
Swanage Apartment
Swanage
2.5 miles / 3.9 km away
Cove House
Lulworth Cove
13.3 miles / 21.4 km away
Rockstone Cottage
Freshwater
18.6 miles / 29.8 km away
La Fosse at Cranborne
Cranborne
19.3 miles / 30.9 km away
The Warwick Guest House
Weymouth
22.3 miles / 35.7 km away
Greenwood Guest House
Weymouth
22.8 miles / 36.4 km away
Top Parts B&B
Nr Abbotsbury
28.0 miles / 44.8 km away
Almar Holidays
Gurnard, Cowes Isle of Wight
28.5 miles / 45.6 km away
The Hermitage Hotel
Ventnor
28.9 miles / 46.2 km away

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