Walk - Tyneham Village and Flower's Barrow
3.7 miles (5.9 km)
Tyneham Village - BH20 5DE Tyneham Village
Moderate - Apart from one steady climb and a steep descent this walk is fairly level. The paths around Tyneham village, down to Worbarrow Tout and from Whiteway Hill car park to Flower’s Barrow hillfort have been improved to make them accessible to people with mobility problems.
A short ascent from the ghost village of Tyneham leads to the prehistoric ridgeway along the top of the Purbeck Hills, where the massive Iron Age Flowers Barrow hillfort has a tremendous outlook over coastal vistas stretching from Portland to Poole Harbour. There are also panoramic views over huge areas of heathland whose military ownership has preserved them from ploughing and agricultural development, resulting in a landscape that is home to an abundance of wildlife, including many rare flowers, fungi and insects. A good walk for children, who will love the air of mystery in the abandoned village.
Worbarrow Bay is dog-friendly throughout the year and there is a nearby pub where dogs are welcome. Have a look at our Top Dog Walks on the South West Coast Path for more dog friendly beaches and pubs.
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