Sunny Dorset & World Heritage Jurassic Coast



Let us show you beautiful Dorset and explore stunning Jurassic Coast, now officially designated one of the Natural Wonders of the World by the UNESCO!
From miles of golden sands and sparkling sea, dramatic coastal scenery, spectacular white cliffs and Victorian charm of seaside towns you will have a chance to see it all... on the boat and on your feet.


Highlights: World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Impressive Old Harry Rocks. Superb cliff top coastal walk of The South West Coast Path National Trail. Relax in Studland Bay - miles of white sand backed by sand dunes. Boat trip along Impressive Old Harry Rocks. Great seafood :)


The Coastline of Dorset. (www.visit-dorset.com )


Transport

Travel from London to Bournemouth, then take a scenic boat trip to Swanage.

Local transport and bus maps: click here


Accommodation (if needed)


Recommended Walks & Sights & Where to eat

Old Harry Rocks INSPIRATION 1: Scenic boat trip along the Jurassic Coast from Poole to Swanage. Walk on top of spectacular white cliffs of Old Harry Rocks. Relax on Studland Bay beach.

Length: 10 km. Grade: easy. Suggested maps: OS Explorer Map (Purbeck and South Dorset, sheet OL15).

Travel by train to Poole, then take scenic boat trip (www.dorsetcruises.co.uk) along the Jurassic Coast to Swanage. Have a lunch in Swanage and then start walking to Studland Bay via Old Harry Rocks (stunning white cliffs with great views. Must see!). Enjoy refreshing pint of beer at The Bankes Arms Country Inn and relax on Studland Bay beach.
There is a bus connection from Studland Bay back to Bournemouth (bus number 50), where you can take a train back to London.

Click here to download the map

Corfe Castle INSPIRATION 2: Scenic boat trip along the Jurassic Coast from Poole to Swanage. Historic steam train to Corfe Castle. Visit of the Castle.

Length: 12 km. Grade: easy. Suggested maps: OS Explorer Map (Purbeck and South Dorset, sheet OL15).

Travel by train to Poole, then take scenic boat trip (www.dorsetcruises.co.uk) along the Jurassic Coast to Swanage. Have a lunch in Swanage and then hop on historic steam train (www.swanagerailway.co.uk) to Corfe Castle. Visit the Castle and walk back to Swanage. Finish the day with a great seafood plate in Swanage (we liked Gee Whites - "en plein air" seafood bar).
There is a bus connection from Swanage back to Bournemouth (bus number 50), where you can take a train back to London.

Click here to download the map

Sights: Corfe Castle, The Swanage Heritage Steam Railway

Where to eat: Gee Whites ("en plein air" seafood bar in Swanage), The Bankes Arms Country Inn


What to take with you on your adventures & Travel necessities

IN MY BAG I SHOULD HAVE... click here A couple of tips from Minty on what to take with you. And remember: "He who would travel happily must travel light" (Antoine de Saint-Exupery).


Any questions? Ask those who have already been there!


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