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messageSwanage
Posted by siousxiesue 09 July, 2019 22:22

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

messageRe: Swanage
Posted by Sue 10 July, 2019 00:02

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.



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messageRe: Swanage
Posted by diable rouge 10 July, 2019 14:04

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

https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/resources/images/4037835.jpg?display=1&htype=0&type=responsive-gallery

messageRe: Swanage
Posted by siousxiesue 10 July, 2019 23:13

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

messageRe: Swanage
Posted by Sue 11 July, 2019 13:33

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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messageRe: Swanage
Posted by siousxiesue 11 July, 2019 20:32

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

messageRe: Swanage
Posted by Sue 12 July, 2019 10:47

I will have another think smiling smiley

messageRe: Swanage
Posted by Lynne 13 July, 2019 11:59

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

messageRe: Swanage
Posted by hpsaucey 13 July, 2019 12:06

Maiden castle well known but always fabulous for a walk esp early morning/evening (also great for a run). If you’re feeling adventurous there’s 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?

messageRe: Swanage
Posted by GrahamP 13 July, 2019 17:52

Tyneham village - twelve miles west of Swanage.
[www.tynehamopc.org.uk]

+ Ringstead beach, west of Lulworth Cove

PS and thread drift....
If anyone is considering a holiday in Dorset, I have a 2 bed apartment in Weymouth. Send me a PM for more information.

Graham

messageRe: Swanage
Posted by Sue 16 July, 2019 14:38

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

[www.dorsets.co.uk]

[www.dorsets.co.uk]

messageRe: Swanage
Posted by DulwichBorn&Bred 17 July, 2019 08:33

Walk to Durlston Castle from Swanage near the pier. It’s about a twenty minutes or so scenic walk. You get to see Tilly Whim caves, The Globe, Castle and bay. It’s stunning. [www.durlston.co.uk]
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 Harry’s 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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messageRe: Swanage
Posted by diable rouge 17 July, 2019 09:47

Check out the red squirrels on Brownsea Island...

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/static/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2011/9/8/1315477432509/Red-squirrels-on-Brownsea-007.jpg?width=300&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=c0d62eff39ec10e475d847b29dba1d71

messageRe: Swanage
Posted by seenbeen 17 July, 2019 14:08

Some places- like Tyneham Village- are in the MOD ranges which are not open to the public all year round
[www.gov.uk]

messageRe: Swanage
Posted by Sue 20 August, 2019 22:22

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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messageRe: Swanage
Posted by Nicla 23 August, 2019 23:12

The fish plaice does the best fish cake I have ever eaten.

messageRe: Swanage
Posted by Sue 24 August, 2019 13:14

Nicla Wrote:
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> The fish plaice does the best fish cake I have
> ever eaten.


Thanks, I will try their fish cakes next time!

messageRe: Swanage
Posted by KidKruger 24 August, 2019 15:44

23 weeks is a loooong time for a spare part to arrive.

messageRe: Swanage
Posted by Sue 24 August, 2019 21:48

KidKruger Wrote:
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> 23 weeks is a loooong time for a spare part to
> arrive.


Indeed it is, but apparently that's the case, and the lack of the ferry is causing massive inconvenience to many people sad smiley

Plus presumably the ferry people have no work sad smiley


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