Worth Matravers, Priests Way Eastern Circular




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6 miles


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An excellent 6 mile walk with great views. taking in the coast and pleasant downland walking around Worth Matravers 

The walk is detailed below and here if you wish to print it:

 Worth Matravers, Priests Way Circular Eastern route

How to get there: - Grid Reference 974777; Turn right just after Corfe Castle for Kingston. After Kingston, follow the road for about a mile and turn right for Worth Matravers. The car park is on your right just before the village. There is a parking fee of only £1.

Information: Toilets are available in the car park. There is a parking fee of only £1.

Walk details:-

Turn right as you leave the car park, turn left around the base of the Square and Compass pub (100 metres) and proceed along the road for about ½ mile. On the right of the road, cross the stile with the finger post saying Priests Way. Cross the next two stiles within about 100 metres and proceed across the fields, across 2 further stiles until you reach a track

Follow this track for about ¼ mile and you will see a stile to your right signposted Seacombe and the Eastington National Trust area. Go over the stile and follow the path down the valley to Seacombe (do not follow the left fork to Dancing Ledge after the second stile).

The path to Winspit is about 100 metres back from the cliffs on the right. Go over the stile into the woods, up through the woods and follow the coastal path to Winspit quarries (2/3 mile).

As you drop down into Winspit, the path is not, as it seems, directly across the track into the base of the quarries. You need to turn right up the track for about 70 metres, then left up around the top of the quarry and onto the St Aldhelms/St Albans Head Coastguard’s station (2/3 mile). At Winspit you can also proceed directly up the track to Worth if you wish (1 mile, about 3 miles in total).

At the Coastguard station, turn right along the track to Worth Matravers and walk through the village to the car park (2 miles).

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