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Walk to Winspit - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

Panorama taken from the top of one of the hills on the walk from Worth Matravers to Winspit in Dorset. This image, taken 27 December 2009, shows the village on the northern ridge. To the south lies the sea.

Walk to Winspit - FURTHER INFORMATION

Walk to Winspit - Swanage visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Walk to Winspit' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Dorset.

Winspit is on the Southwest Coast Path near to Worth Matravers in Dorset. It is only accessible by foot, and there is a chalk path leading down from the village to the coast along Winspit Bottom. Other, less used, paths lead through fields which can be very muddy after rain.

The hills along Winspit Bottom are very steep, lined with ancient Strip Lynchet terraces. Dating from Celtic times, it is not clear whether these are the natural result of ploughing or purpose built for agriculture. They can be clearly seen in the satellite view of the Google map of Swanage.

At the mouth of Winspit Bottom, the stream runs between East Man and West Man hills, also seen in this image. Beyond these lie Winspit Quarry and Winspit Beach.

Lying on the Southwest Coast Path, and part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, Winspit is very popular for walking, especially in the summer months. An easy circular walk from Worth Matravers takes in both Winspit and Seacombe Cliffs. Further east are Dancing Ledges, while to the west lie St Aldhelm's Head (1.5 miles) and Chapmans Pool. Beyond this are Kimmeridge Bay and Lulworth Cove.

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE

Bus: Worth Matravers, Worth Matravers Post Office
Road: Worth Matravers 3.7 miles east of Swanage on the B3069 to Coombe Hill and then left down a country lane. It is 3.8 miles south of Corfe Castle.
Walk: Park at Worth Matravers and walk down.



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