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South West Coast Path - Dancing Ledge and Langton Matravers

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Wonderful coastline

We walked from Corfe Castle to Swanage at the weekend via Chapman's Pool, St Aldhelm's Head... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Peter C
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Fabulous spot!

We have holidayed in the Swanage area for several years and always pay Dancing Ledge a visit. It is... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
Phil C
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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A 4.7 mile pastoral route taking in the South West Coast Path by hay meadows and flower-filled chalk grasslands, with the possibility of seeing puffins, bats and even dolphins. The steep cliffs have been hollowed out by quarrying of Purbeck...more
1 Durnford Drove | Spyway Car Park, Langton Matravers, Swanage BH19 3HG, England
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

We walked from Corfe Castle to Swanage at the weekend via Chapman's Pool, St Aldhelm's Head, Dancing Ledge and Anvil Point - around 22kms, 5.5 hours. I was particularly interested in seeing Dancing Ledge because, as a 'birder' I want to check it out during...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

We have holidayed in the Swanage area for several years and always pay Dancing Ledge a visit. It is so quiet and peaceful, with spectacular views on the way down. There are some amazing rock formations and fossils down there and loads of evidence of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Phil C
Reviewed 13 July 2018

We’d visited Durlston Castle a few times and Dancing Ledge had been on our to do list. We were staying at the local campsite (Tom’s field) so took the 10-15 mins walk down to Dancing Ledge. What a fascinating place and a lot of activity...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

We walked this very picturesque part of the SWCP on the penultimate day of our multi-year adventure. It was a very fitting ‘finish‘ ahead of the largely ceremonial walk of the final ~7 miles from Swanage to Sandbanks the next day - the views are...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Our stay at HPB Langton House led us to discover amazing coastline walks. Rugged and wild uphill and down the scenery was breathtaking. Sunbeams danced on the sea as our 12 mile trek took us to hidden caves taking us back to yesteryear when smugglers...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We started from toms field and walked down. You eventually met up with the main park path. The walk is fanastic with great views, the dancing ledge is quite steep down and up and fairly hard work but it's worth it.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank MarkMahoney
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We caught bus 40 from Wareham to Langton Matravers, headed for Tom's Field and the camp site where you meet the SW Coast Path. The path crosses the Priest's Way, lots of signage to keep you on track. We headed to Dancing Ledge to watch...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Parked up at Spywey NT car park and headed off to Worth Matravers along the Priests Way, quick coffee and then onto Winspit and along the Coastal Path towards Durlston Head via Dancing Ledge. Sat at Henbury and just watched folks climbing, coasteering, a couple...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Restless59
Reviewed 1 September 2017

We took the bus from Swanage upto the Worth turn and then walked down to Worth, across to Chapman's Pool and then along the coast back to Swanage - a lovely clear day with temperatures in the low 20's, perfect for walking. Superb coastal views...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Mascot1
Reviewed 15 August 2017

It's a steep rock scramble down to the ledge itself. You can swim in the tidal pool or in the sea if you're confident in your abilities and the conditions.

Date of experience: July 2017
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