- things to do in Swanage
Heading down south this weekend in search of sun, sea, sand and fat bikes
Any recommendations for things to do, places to go, restaurants etc? We will not have bikes with us, the weather looks poo although we might still do a coastal walk
Obviously a visit to CTBM on the list!Posted 4 years agotimburMember
Jurassic coastline is stunning.Posted 4 years ago
Coutry Park up by the Altas stone is worth a visit (Durlston Head IIRC)
Go onto the Pier and say hello to my Nanny who has an inscription on there.
The steam railways good if it’s running.
Boat trip around Poole Harbor
Ride out to Old Harry and the Agle Stone.
Chain ferry from Sandbanks.soma_richMember
Did this walk a few weeks ago on a dry warm day!
The Banks arms in Studland is another good pub. I wouldn’t bother with Monkey World I thought it was horrible.Posted 4 years agojambalayaSubscriber
Don’t judge the weather till you are there, the sea and coast can be fantastic in “poor weather” although obviously take care if it’s windy or particularly wet, a piece of the coastal path collapsed into the sea a while back. Coastal walking there is great along cliff tops plus you have the dunes just before Poole/Sandbanks. There is the coast guard station and lighthouse around St Albans / St Dunstone heads. As recommended pub in Worth Matravers is great and a wander around Swange is worthwhile. Poole town and quay are rather disappointing in my view so stick to Swanage side for exploring.Posted 4 years agoxterramacMember
best thing to do is turn round and go home, nothing to see down here, honest….. 😉 “There’s no such person as CTBM (in fact its really a 12year old girl who’s just good with ebay and such like)and the Square n compass closed years ago, so don’t come here, errr I mean go there. Swanage doesn’t even have a pier and there is certainly no trails to be ridden or waves to be surfed, so like I say, best to jog on…….Posted 4 years agopihaSubscriber
Fossil hunting on the beach at Kimmeridge Bay and then the Square & Compass.Posted 4 years ago
Lulworth Cove and walk round to Bat Hole and the old smugglers cave (if it is still there and watch the tide).
Dancing Ledge to Windspit, explore the old quarry workings, spot the fossils in the cliff and then the Square & Compass.smitghga34Member
The walk up and over from swanage to Studland beach, cafe or the Bankes Arms is good. Can always then get the bus back to swanage if you overdo the beers. The views from the top are great and studland beach out of season is lovely. I lived in studland for a while and did this alot.Posted 4 years ago40mpgSubscriber
Get the missus to drive back from the Square & Compass. Their home-brew cider is….
actually i’ve no idea what happened any time i’ve been there 😀
Steam train to Corfe is great, and Corfe won’t be too busy this time of year.
Also a walk to Dancing Ledge to watch the climbers and do a bit of scrambling. Watch out for Scratch Arse Ware!Posted 4 years agoflashesMember
There’s a brill ride, Studland, Harry’s Rock, up over the top, down, up, to Corfe, dinner, then out to station, back via Godlington and Hartland Moor paths to the ferry, then back along the beach to Stuland.
And Square and Compass in Worth Matravers. I fell down a badgers hole on the way back, I blame the light, still lucky the Pugsley bounces……
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Oh and a visit to Charlie’s is compulsory……..Posted 4 years agopetefromearthMember
Wow blimey, cheers for all the responses!
Sounds like the square and compass for a pint and pasty is pretty much compulsory!
Any recommendations for dinner? The “canteen” looks quite cool. Bear in mind we are guardian reading city types 🙂
I have not been to corfe castle since I was a nipper, was always my favourite castle because it was totally open and possible to clamber for hours. I’m really hoping they’ll still let me climb all over it!Posted 4 years agorusty trowelMember
Recent improvements at Tank Museum make it a good day out now, even the missus and kids enjoyed it the other week when we went.
I’d give the monkeys a miss, always makes me a bit sad looking at them.
The state of the weather down here the last couple of months, any walking in the Purbecks will be a bit of a mess unless it’s in the sandy bits around the golf club/Franks tank area.Posted 4 years agoglobaltiMember
Seconded climbing! Some of my best limestone routes ever have been at Swanage and Pembroke.Posted 4 years ago
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