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Arne

Arne

Arne is a village surrounded by open heathland and woodland. It is situated at the Northern end of the Isle of Purbeck. Many rare birds and animals can be seen at the RSPB nature reserve.

Blue Pool

Blue Pool

Blue Pool Visit the nature reserve of Blue Pool to see the deep blue waters in the abandoned clay pit.

Durlston Country Park

Durlston Country Park

Durlston Country Park is a 280 acre nature reserve and is a part of the Jurassic Coast world heritage site. Enjoy fantastic walks through woodland, hay meadows and across sea-cliffs and see a variety of wildlife.

Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle The village is constructed almost completely from the local grey Purbeck limestone and comprises two main streets, East Street and West Street, linked at their north end at the Square. Around the square, with its cross commemorating Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee of 1897, are clustered the small collection of shops, the post office, church and pubs. The main route through the village is East Street which forms part of the A351 main road taking traffic to Wareham in the north and Swanage in the

Creech

Creech

Creech is a small hamlet south of Wareham and on the northern side of the Purbeck hills. The main feature of the area is Creech Grange an old country house.

Swanage Railway

Swanage Railway

Swanage Railway - Our award-winning standard gauge preserved steam railway is located in Dorset with easy access from neighbouring Hampshire and the South of England. Visitors can experience a unique journey through six miles of beautiful scenery passing the magnificent ruins of Corfe Castle, travelling down to the blue flag beach at Swanage.

South West Coast Path

South West Coast Path

Swanage is the eastern gateway to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. Take a ferry across from Poole Harbour to Studland or let the train take the strain to reach the lovely Isle of Purbeck. This area is rich in cultural and geological history. From the stunning white cliffs near Old Harry Rocks to Iron Age Forts and the beautiful Corfe Castle there is so much to explore and experience. These are a selection of our favourite local walks. A mixture of shorter walks and longer more challenging

Monkey World

Monkey World

Monkey World - assists governments around the world to stop the smuggling of primates from the wild. At the Centre refugees of this illegal trade as well as those that have suffered abuse or neglect are rehabilitated into natural living groups.

 
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