Worth Matravers

Worth Matravers is a picturesque village situated on the cliffs 4 miles west of Swanage and 4 miles south of Corfe Castle. It comprises limestone cottages and farm houses set around the village green complete with duckpond. The village is also well known for the Square and Compass pub which has operated since 1793. The pub accommodates a small museum exhibiting fossils and other local artefacts. 

Village Highlights

  • Plenty of great coastal walks in the area
  • The Square and Compass pub – real ale, pies and great views
  • Picturesque church
  • 2 car parks

Worth Matravers Walks

The Best Worth Matravers Walks
The Best Worth Matravers Walks

Square and Compass Pub

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For more photos see our post Dorset Pubs: Square and Compass

Square and Compass pub
Square and Compass Pub
Square and Compass Fossil Museum

Village Green and Duck Pond

Worth Matravers duck pond
Village green and duck pond
Pretty stone cottages next to the village duck pond in Worth Matravers
On the green is a useful information board with a map of the surrounding walks
View from the village green looking south towards the coast

St Nicholas Church

The Church of St Nicholas is a beautiful 11th Century Grade 1 Norman Church with a magnificent Chancel arch. It was extensively restored in 1869. Services are held weekly.

St Nicholas Church
The grave of Benjamin Jetsy – considered to be the first vaccinator

In the churchyard can be found the grave of Benjamin Jetsy who was considered to be the first vaccinator. Read the full story at the https://www.thelancet.com/

Worth Matravers Car Park

Worth Matravers Car Park
Main car park. Park here for the village and pub and starting point for walks to Winspit and Seacombe. You can also start here for circular walks to St Aldhelm’s Head and Chapmans Pool but there is a closer car park at Renscombe (see map below)
Public Toilets at Worth Matravers
Public toilets can be found in the car park
Car park charge £2 all day, paid into an honesty box. There is also some visitor information about the area and a useful map showing the footpaths.

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