Kingston to Swyre Head Walk




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Corfe Castle

2 1/4 Miles




An easy walk which takes you to the highest point on the Isle of Purbeck thus great views in all Directions: Portland, Isle of Wight, Poole Harbour and St Albans/St Aldhelms' Head


Here is the detailed walk

Kingston to Swyre Head Walk

A great walk with great views from the highest point on the Isle of Purbeck. Push-chair friendly and only a slight gradient to some of the best views anywhere.

 An excellent summer evening walk with a great choice of pubs to choose from afterwards including The Scott Arms along the road with fantastic views down the valley to Corfe Castle.

How to get there: - Grid Reference; 943793. Turn right for Kingston just after Corfe Castle. Follow the winding road up towards the top until you reach the Scott Arms on
your right. Turn right carefully at the 90 degree left hand bend and follow the road to the end and park in the small car park on the left.

Walk details:-
From the end of the car park, turn left between the 2 large gateposts, the entrance to Encombe House then right after about 20 metres. Follow the track, then path up to Swyre Head (3/4  mile).
On the left will be the ‘Encombe Bowl’, in which lies Encombe House and lake. In the distance on the left you will see St Aldhelm’s/St Albans Head.

At Swyre Head, the land falls steeply away down to the coast. Turn sharp right, past the Trig Point and go through a gate in the wall.
Go through the gate to meet another gate called ‘Heaven's Gate’ (1/3  mile).
Turn right here through the large gate and along the grassy track to meet the hard-core track. Stay right and follow the track back to the car park (1 mile).