Corfe Castle to Kimmeridge, Swyre Head and Kingston Circular Walk

This is a medium 9.3 mile circular walk taking in some of the most picturesque locations on the Isle of Purbeck including Corfe Castle, Kimmeridge, Swyre Head and Kingston village. On a clear day you’ll get spectacular views as far as Bournemouth Bay, Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Swanage Bay, Weymouth Bay and the Isle of Portland.

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The Best Kingston Walks

The Best Kingston Walks Purbeck Hills Dorset

The Best Kingston Walks┬áincludes 12 superb walks starting in the small Purbeck village of Kingston which is located about 2 miles south of Corfe Castle and about 5 miles west of the popular seaside resort of Swanage. The village boasts an excellent pub – the Scott Arms – as well as the elaborate St James’ Church which resembles a miniature early English cathedral. The village is served by regular buses to Swanage, Corfe Castle, Wareham and Poole (Purbeck Breezer 40 service)

Walk highlights include routes to Corfe Castle, Swyre Head, Kimmeridge and Chapmans Pool.

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Swyre Head Walk

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,
Difficulty: easy,
Estimated time: 1 hours 10 minutes
Total ascent 214ft, Max elevation 671ft

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