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Purbeck Coast from Swanage

County/Area - Dorset

Author - Reg Carr

Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km

Ascent - 1600 feet / 485 metres

Grade - moderate

Start - OS grid reference SZ035773
Lat 50.595416 // Long -1.951911
Postcode BH19 2JL (approx. location only)
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Route Outline

From Swanage harbour follow signs to Durlston Country Park (Grid ref. SZ035773). From the car park walk to Durlston Head Castle to see the Great Globe weighing 40 tons which is a testament to the mason's art. Follow the path to Tilly Whim Caves and Anvil Point Lighthouse.

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It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

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