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South West Coast Path - Dancing Ledge and Langton Matravers

1 Durnford Drove | Spyway Car Park, Langton Matravers, Swanage BH19 3HG, England
+44 1392 383560
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Breathtaking views

Our stay at HPB Langton House led us to discover amazing coastline walks. Rugged and wild uphill... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
Lynn M
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Ware, United Kingdom
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stunning walk

We started from toms field and walked down. You eventually met up with the main park path. The walk... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
MarkMahoney
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Farnborough, 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 limestone, shot through in places with important fossils, and the route follows ancient lanes through crumbling stone boundaries dating back hundreds of years.
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1 Durnford Drove | Spyway Car Park, Langton Matravers, Swanage BH19 3HG, England
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Reviewed 31 December 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
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Reviewed 14 September 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
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Reviewed 6 September 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
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Reviewed 3 September 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

Thank Restless59
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Reviewed 1 September 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

Thank Mascot1
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Reviewed 15 August 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
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Reviewed 26 April 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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Reviewed 21 April 2017

A beautiful area of Britain. This walking path covers farm land, woods, shrubs and wild coastal areas. Some paths are through small woods but most is exposed to the coast which offers fantastic views all round. As it covers different types of areas there is...More

Thank jennywinter23
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

We went to Dancing Ledge. It was a fun packed day. There was no tour guide since it is a hike up the cliffs and hills. The views were unbelievable, beautiful and star striking. There is a 3 mile walk to go to the main...More

2  Thank BG5R
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

Beautiful walking, but like all coast walking fairly demanding. Pasties and drinks at the Square and Compass. Fabulous all round. Return walk has a whole new view of course...brilliant! Family walk without children.

Thank JLovingTimeOut
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