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Breathtaking views at Old Harry rocks

This walk does have a steep climb if you are going Swanage to Studland. Much easier the other way... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hastings, United Kingdom
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Incredible Views, great walk

Spectacular views over to Bournemouth, The Isle of wight as well as Swanage. Mostly gentle up and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Farnham, United Kingdom
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A spectacular walk on the South West Coast Path that takes you from the village of Studland past the famous landmark of Old Harry – the eastern end of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site - and on to Swanage.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Studland Village Car Park Swanage Road, Studland Bay, Swanage BH19 3AE, England
+44 1752 896237
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This walk does have a steep climb if you are going Swanage to Studland. Much easier the other way round. Purbeck breezer bus can be taken both ways to get back to your starting point. The views at Old Harry rocks are simply amazing.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spectacular views over to Bournemouth, The Isle of wight as well as Swanage. Mostly gentle up and down hill, but with some steps and steeper parts on the climb down to Swanage Beach. Wear proper walking shoes not recommended in wet weather as the path...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fantastic walk. The voews are spectacular and the pathways are easy to follow. Highly recommend

Thank suewWiltshire
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Highly recommend this lovely cliff top walk to Swanage. There is some uphill but plenty of downhill too and the spectauclar sea views make it all worthwhile. You can catch the Breezer bus service back to Studland if you cant make the walk back again.

Thank holiday500
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Quite simply, this has to be one of the best walks I've ever done .... The views are breath taking, both out to sea and inland over Poole lagoon. The paths are clearly marked. On the day we walked, the sky was filled with low...More

2  Thank machinmad
Reviewed 16 July 2018

For a couple of hours ambling along the coastal path, we enjoyed stunning views, a bit of history at "the bunker" as one local called the viewing block used by Churchill, Roosevelt and Montgomery in WW2 and very short walk back to the Pig for...More

Thank Tim W
Reviewed 18 June 2018

This is the start of the Jurassic Coast area of Natural Beauty. The path from Studland village , past Old Harry rocks to Swanage offers wonderful views of Bournemouth Bay, Poole Harbour entrance, and across to the Isle of Wight. One of the best views...More

Thank 1941bigjohn
Reviewed 8 June 2018

A great walk with stunning views. Mix of terrain with a gentle walk to Old Harry's Rock and a steep descent into Swanage.

Thank Michelle_6868
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

The walk from Swanage to Studland came at the end of our six days from St. Ives to Poole finally completing the SWCP. Harry’s Rocks are the main highlight - but there’s also lots more to see as you make this relatively easy trek to...More

2  Thank One_of_the_BOFs
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

One of my favourite walks encompassing two lovely beaches, Studland and swanage, old harry rocks plus a gorgeous coastal path with stunning views. You can either walk the same path in reverse which gives you new views on return journey or make a circuit going...More

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Response from JRMaddog | Reviewed this property |
Basically head North from the seafront at Swanage and up Ulwell road for a bit then turn right through a caravan park. Path is well marked and heads uphill over fields towards Old Harry Rocks which is a bit of a pull. Take... More