Winspit Quarry - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama showing some of the caves and buildings in the disused quarry at Winspit. Image taken 27th December 2009 in the early afternoon, most of the cliff face is in shade. There is also a good view along the coast from here.
Winspit Quarry - FURTHER INFORMATION
Winspit Quarry - Swanage visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Winspit Quarry' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Dorset.
Winspit Quarry is a coastal quarry at Winspit, just south of Worth Matravers in Dorset. The quarry is now disused, but prior to WWII the rock was loaded directly onto barges below the cliffs. Today, the quarry buildings have collapsed. The quarry is on private land but open to the public at their own risk. Some of the caves are also accessible and some of the cliffs are popular for climbing.
Next to the quarry, at the mouth of Winspit Bottom, is Winspit Beach, a rocky ledge mostly covered at high tide. Winspit is on the Southwest Coast Path with in the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site coastline. It is therefore popular with walkers year round, and especially in the summer months. A popular, circular, route starts at Worth Matravers and passes through both Winspit and Seacombe Cliffs to the east.
Winspit Quarry has been used as a filming location for both Dr Who and Blake's Seven. For Dr Who it was used for both 'Underwater Menace' and also as the set for the planet Skaro in 'Destiny of the Daleks'. For Blake's 7 it was the location for Mecron II.
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. Also on the Southwest Coast Path.