Walk - Swanage Coastal Park - Corfe Castle
6.5 miles (10.5 km)
Swanage Coastal Park Corfe Castle
Moderate - There is some gentle ascent and descent, with footpaths across fields and along rutted tracks.
A delightful stroll through a dramatic landscape rich in history, on paths and tracks that have been used by feet and wheels for many thousands of years. From the earliest days of life on earth, dinosaur footprints have been found here; while evidence of human habitation dates back to almost as far as the end of the last Ice Age. As you approach Corfe Castle, there are spectacular views across mediaeval field systems to the twelfth century stronghold which dominates the pass from north to south between plunging chalk ridges. There is some gentle ascent and descent, with footpaths across fields and along rutted tracks.