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Dancing Ledge

Jurassic Coast, Langton Matravers, Swanage, England
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Old quarry situated on the coast.

Quite a steep climb down, but it is possible to reach the sea at the site of this old quarry. Good... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Alan C
,
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
Beautiful, lots of birds and a good place to picnic

It's a relatively easy walk to Dancing Ledge from Langton Matravers. The Poole to Swanage bus stops... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Caroline B
,
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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Jurassic Coast, Langton Matravers, Swanage, England
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Quite a steep climb down, but it is possible to reach the sea at the site of this old quarry. Good views and access to coastal path east and west. Hourly bus to Langton Matravers, or National Trust car park, then one and a half...More

1  Thank Alan C
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

It's a relatively easy walk to Dancing Ledge from Langton Matravers. The Poole to Swanage bus stops in Langton Matravers. No toilets or facilities at Dancing Ledge just nature at its best. Lovely walking. This is the SW Coast Path. You can picnic or if...More

Thank Caroline B
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

We had a lovely afternoon here with 2 other families. It was very sunny and there was no shade so we were very aware to have plenty of water with us. We climbed down to the rock pool to take a swim. Not an easy...More

4  Thank Wendy L
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Great coastal stroll from Swanage to dancing ledge passing Durlston, Tilly whims cave and the lighthouse. At dancing ledge you can watch people coastering absailing fishing or sitting in the small see pool . Great views and good for a picnic. Very steep thus not...More

Thank aims1968
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Dorset, and for the views and experience I can't recommend it enough. However, it is not for the faint of heart and it's best to be prepared. From the Spyway car park, the walking starts...More

1  Thank WanderingGeeks
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I came to visit here as i wanted to explore! The place itself isnt very safe! I can imagine many people to fall over and as their is no phone reception it being hard to call for help.if needed

Thank simonglass
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

You will not be disappointed with this visit if you like the more adventurous walks and locations. The walk starts at the car park for Spyway Barn for about 3/4 of a mile. Once you are through the firm's you come across a very steep...More

Thank Martiniy
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

We walked here from Spyway Barn where there was ample parking. A truly dramatic location on the cliffs which is well worth visiting though, as others have commented, access is slightly tricky so you need to take care and have your wits about you. A...More

Thank PVilly
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We stayed at a campsite nearby. As you would expect for a coastal path a big down and equally big up hill walk. There are a number of routes but it is possible to walk directly there and back rather than zig zag down. Great...More

Thank rwelfare
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

If you want to see up close the actual Dancing Ledge, you need to climb down. It's not that high (around 3m) but there's no support, it's just rocky wall down. No easy access to it. If you wear heavy backpack and cameras on you,...More

1  Thank telthona
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