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Enabling easy access to the South West's beauty spots

Durlston Country Park

Equipment Available: 2 Trampers
Environment: 
  • Coastal
  • Country Park
  • Nature Reserve
Facilities: 
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Information centre
  • Cafe or shop
  • Dog friendly

A fabulous 280 acre clifftop and countryside paradise, which forms part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. The site includes a mosaic of nationally important wildlife habitats: sea-cliffs, downs, ancient meadows, hedgerows, woodland, and dry-stone walls. There are a number of trails that can be experienced on the Tramper:

The Clifftop Trail - 0.5 miles.

Woodland Trail - 0.5 miles, more acccessible route. Ideal short route for families, access depends on weather.

Lighthouse Walk - a shorter, direct route to Anvil Point Lighthouse and back. Ideal for novice Tramper users.

The Meadow Trail - 0.8 mile loop around the flat, grassy wildflower meadows.

  • Path surfaces - compacted limestone chips, tarmac, woodchip, pavements, grass. The first three trails are accessible in any weather, although may in places be muddy if it has been wet.
  • Path gradients - some hills and steep sections, uneven in places
  • Tramper users must be accompanied to operate bridle gate latches along paths

Leaflets for each Trail are available from the Visitor Centre, where all of the Trails start. The Visitor Centre is a must for all - recent wildlife sightings, daily and monthly displays all ensure the latest information for visitors. Live pictures from the seabird colony on the cliffs and sound from an underwater hydrophone. Mobility scooter hire Dorset.

Travelling to Durlston Country Park - Plan your journey by car or public transport using the map below:

By Road - Take the A351 from Wareham (11 miles), or come across the Sandbanks-Studland ferry from Bournemouth (10 miles) to Swanage.
Durlston is 1 mile from Swanage - follow the brown tourist signs up the hill.

Contact Durlston Country Park

Address:

Lighthouse Road, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 2JL

Telephone:

01929 424443

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Reviews

  • April 30 2013

    John
    April 30 2013 In bright Spring sunshine my wife took the 15 minute Tramper training and was off!! The 'walk' to the Lighthouse, the Woodland walk and the Cliff Top too. On the steep diagonal path back for tea at the "Seventh Wave" cafe the Tramper left me panting behind it was so capable. A grand day out and we will be back...
  • We went to Durlston the last

    Jane
    We went to Durlston the last weekend of April - it was wonderful - fields full of cowslips and wild orchids, and wonderful sea views. We did the woodland walk too - very peaceful. My husband has MS and this is his only chance to get out into the countryside - it makes such a difference to him it is brill! The Tramper is easy to use and very comfortable - highly recommend it. Don't be put off by all the boring paperwork!
  • We visited Durlston on Easter

    Annie
    We visited Durlston on Easter Sunday 2011 - record breaking temperatures. Mum (80) has osteo-arthritis and cannot walk very far so we joined Countryside Mobility and hired the Tramper. We had a wonderful time - Mum was able to enjoy the park and be independent. We did the Coastal Path (a bit daunting) and the Meadow Path (very peaceful). The Woodland Path is our next adventure! I recommend this to all - especially the less able.

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