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South West Coast Path - Dancing Ledge and Langton Matravers

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Fabulous spot!

We have holidayed in the Swanage area for several years and always pay Dancing Ledge a visit. It is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Phil C
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
Very intersting location and lovely cliff walk

We’d visited Durlston Castle a few times and Dancing Ledge had been on our to do list. We were... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2018
Southampton, United Kingdom
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A 4.7 mile pastoral route taking in the South West Coast Path by hay meadows and flower-filled chalk grasslands, with the possibility of seeing puffins, bats and even dolphins. The steep cliffs have been hollowed out by quarrying of Purbeck...more
1 Durnford Drove | Spyway Car Park, Langton Matravers, Swanage BH19 3HG, England
+44 1392 383560
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have holidayed in the Swanage area for several years and always pay Dancing Ledge a visit. It is so quiet and peaceful, with spectacular views on the way down. There are some amazing rock formations and fossils down there and loads of evidence of...More

Thank Phil C
Reviewed July 12, 2018

We’d visited Durlston Castle a few times and Dancing Ledge had been on our to do list. We were staying at the local campsite (Tom’s field) so took the 10-15 mins walk down to Dancing Ledge. What a fascinating place and a lot of activity...More

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Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

We walked this very picturesque part of the SWCP on the penultimate day of our multi-year adventure. It was a very fitting ‘finish‘ ahead of the largely ceremonial walk of the final ~7 miles from Swanage to Sandbanks the next day - the views are...More

1  Thank One_of_the_BOFs
Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

Our stay at HPB Langton House led us to discover amazing coastline walks. Rugged and wild uphill and down the scenery was breathtaking. Sunbeams danced on the sea as our 12 mile trek took us to hidden caves taking us back to yesteryear when smugglers...More

Thank Lynn M
Reviewed September 14, 2017

We started from toms field and walked down. You eventually met up with the main park path. The walk is fanastic with great views, the dancing ledge is quite steep down and up and fairly hard work but it's worth it.

1  Thank MarkMahoney
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

We caught bus 40 from Wareham to Langton Matravers, headed for Tom's Field and the camp site where you meet the SW Coast Path. The path crosses the Priest's Way, lots of signage to keep you on track. We headed to Dancing Ledge to watch...More

Thank Caroline B
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

Parked up at Spywey NT car park and headed off to Worth Matravers along the Priests Way, quick coffee and then onto Winspit and along the Coastal Path towards Durlston Head via Dancing Ledge. Sat at Henbury and just watched folks climbing, coasteering, a couple...More

1  Thank Restless59
Reviewed September 1, 2017

We took the bus from Swanage upto the Worth turn and then walked down to Worth, across to Chapman's Pool and then along the coast back to Swanage - a lovely clear day with temperatures in the low 20's, perfect for walking. Superb coastal views...More

1  Thank Mascot1
Reviewed August 15, 2017

It's a steep rock scramble down to the ledge itself. You can swim in the tidal pool or in the sea if you're confident in your abilities and the conditions.

Thank harphills
Reviewed April 26, 2017

Walked past here on a walk from Swanage. Quite a descent from the path but well worth it to see the swimming pool which was formally used by the boys at the now closed nearby boarding school. Worried about some of the amateurs trying rock...More

1  Thank An_English_Man
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