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Demanding Location!

There is quite a descent from the car park and can involve crossing a field of cows. The last 15... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Colin B
Dance the ledge - spy the edge.

Found dancing ledge through the National trust website. As with all trust sites there is plenty of... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is quite a descent from the car park and can involve crossing a field of cows. The last 15 feet is a careful climb down bare rock. The pool itself is very pleasant although it was smaller than imagined. Other reviews have referenced stinging...More

Thank Colin B
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Found dancing ledge through the National trust website. As with all trust sites there is plenty of information on the history, natural habitat and conservation etc. The walk down is easy.... it's all downhill. The walk up, strangely, is all uphill. As previous reviewers have...More

2  Thank Jakey998
Reviewed August 6, 2018

As a swimmer, I wanted to visit for a long time now. Camping nearby with family we set off. It's far from road so unless arriving by boat be prepared for a (lovely) walk. The bit I am going to be critical of is that...More

1  Thank David T
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Great day for all but cut short by my teenager being stung by what we think was an anenome. Caused agony for about an hour leaving swollen, tender butt cheek which went purple and veiny! Highly recommend wet suit and shoes!!

Thank Sambababe
Reviewed June 7, 2018

Walked here from Langton Matravers village (Langton House). It's about 3 miles there and back. Steady walk to start with up to the farm on top of the hill and similar gentle incline down to the coast but then you have a very steep side...More

2  Thank James D
Reviewed April 18, 2018

I've visited the Dancing Ledge twice in the past year. First time on a stag do for co-steering and the second time for a romantic walk. It's about a mile from the car park and there are some very steep hills to navigate. It's well...More

6  Thank GreenGG
Reviewed October 13, 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
Reviewed September 6, 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

1  Thank Caroline B
Reviewed August 31, 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

5  Thank Wendy L
Reviewed August 14, 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

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