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. A GPX File is available for download (see 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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