Walk - Swanage Coastal Park - Dancing Ledge
4.5 miles (7.2 km)
Spyway Car Park Spyway Car Park
Challenging - There is some steep ascent and descent, and the paths can be slippery, so good footwear is essential.
A moderately strenuous walk around some breathtaking coastal scenery, with fascinating glimpses of the caves and quarries of Purbeck's limestone formations, and an insight into their importance to stonemasons, geologists and fossil-hunters. Once upon a time dinosaurs roamed freely here, leaving fossilised footprints as large as a metre in diameter, and in the different beds of limestone the fossils of small mammals and other living creatures have enabled scientists to piece together the story of early life on earth. There is some steep ascent and descent, and the paths can be slippery, so good footwear is essential.