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Posted by siousxiesue July 09, 10:22PM

Anyone been and have any places/outings/walks outside of the usual recommendations please?

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Posted by Sue July 10, 12:02AM

I love Swanage and went there loads as a kid.

Not sure what the usual recommendations would be?

Cliff walk to Worth Matravers is good but I guess you already know that ... Nice little pub there which often has live music. Ale and pies and a tiny museum at the back.

Corfe castle. You can get a steam train from Swanage to Corfe (and back). It's fun and the people who run it are lovely.

Weymouth (prejudiced as my mum was from Weymouth). Lovely beach and harbour.

Lulworth Cove (but gets very crowded). Durdle Door, just a short walk from Lulworth Cove.

Will think of more in the morningsmiling smiley

Swannery at Abbotsbury is wonderful but can't remember how near it is to Swanage.

Upwey Wishing Well ditto. Fantastic gardens and a lovely little tea room.

Edited 3 time(s). Last edit was july 10, 12:15am by Sue.

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Posted by diable rouge July 10, 02:04PM

Studland is very picturesque and has a nice nature reserve, or if you prefer your wildlife another way you can let it all hang out at the beach...smiling smiley

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Posted by siousxiesue July 10, 11:13PM

Cliff walk to Worth Matravers is good but I guess you already know that

I know nothing Sue! Any recommendations gratefully received. Thanks for your list

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Posted by Sue July 11, 01:33PM

Will you have the use of a car, siousxiesue?

And how long is your stay, and what distance from Swanage would you be willing to travel in a day, or are you mainly looking for things within a relatively short distance?

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Posted by siousxiesue July 11, 08:32PM

I'll be with friends with a car but prefer to walk/bus places not a huge distance away

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Posted by Sue July 12, 10:47AM

I will have another think smiling smiley

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Posted by Lynne July 13, 11:59AM

Good bus services to Poole, Wareham, Bournemouth (Via ferry)

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Posted by hpsaucey July 13, 12:06PM

Maiden castle well known but always fabulous for a walk esp early morning/evening (also great for a run). If youíre feeling adventurous thereís a barrow in a nearby field...

The blue pool near wareham

Preston beach east of Weymouth for a swim away from the Weymouth crowds or swim off the Nothe?

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Posted by GrahamP July 13, 05:52PM

Tyneham village - twelve miles west of Swanage.

+ Ringstead beach, west of Lulworth Cove

PS and thread drift....
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Posted by Sue July 16, 02:38PM

Just did a quick google. If you haven't already seen them, these might be useful:



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Posted by DulwichBorn&Bred July 17, 08:33AM

Walk to Durlston Castle from Swanage near the pier. Itís about a twenty minutes or so scenic walk. You get to see Tilly Whim caves, The Globe, Castle and bay. Itís stunning. []
We also got an open top bus from outside Swanage Train Station and you get to go on the car ferry and take in views from Sandbanks, Studlands, Poole and Bournemouth.
We also took a boat from Swanage Pier to Poole, got to see Old Harryís Rock and lots of activities on water.

Durdle Door is a must but wear proper walking boots as the incline going up and down to Durdle Door is a bit of a killer on the legs/feet.

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Posted by diable rouge July 17, 09:47AM

Check out the red squirrels on Brownsea Island...

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Posted by seenbeen July 17, 02:08PM

Some places- like Tyneham Village- are in the MOD ranges which are not open to the public all year round

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Posted by Sue Yesterday, 10:22PM

This is probably too late,but the ferry between Studland and Poole is closed.

It needs a spare part which will take 23 weeks to arrive, according to Swanage information centre.

Oh, and the best fish and chips are at the appallingly named The Fish Plaice, almost opposite the Ship Inn.

Enormous pieces of delicious fish, crispy chips, friendly service, and they tell you the name of the boat it was caught in smiling smiley

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