Swyre Head is the highest point of the Purbeck Hills. The hill commands extensive views of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast including St. Aldhelm’s Head and Chapmans Pool to the east and Clavell Tower, Kimmeridge and as far as the Isle of Portland and Weymouth Bay to the west. To the north you can see Corfe Castle and Poole Harbour.
Distance: 2 miles,
Estimated time: 1 hours 10 minutes
Total ascent 214ft, Max elevation 671ft
Route Map and GPS Navigation
Route Description and Photos
This easy 2 mile stroll starts from the Swyre Head car park (also known as Sheep Pens car park) which is a free car park provided by the Encombe Estate. The location of the car park can be found on Google Maps or on what3words at https://w3w.co
The photos showing the route of the walk below were taken on the 22 March 2021 departing the car park at 4.45pm and returning 2 hours later at 6.45pm after enjoying a beautiful sunset. When the sun went down it got cold very quickly so we didn’t stay long even though we took some coffee and sandwiches.