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Arne

Arne

Arne is a village surrounded by open heathland and woodland. It is situated at the Northern end of the Isle of Purbeck. Many rare birds and animals can be seen at the RSPB nature reserve.

Blue Pool

Blue Pool

Visit the nature reserve of Blue Pool to see the deep blue waters in the abandoned clay pit.

Durlston Country Park

Durlston Country Park

Durlston Country Park is a 280 acre nature reserve and is a part of the Jurassic Coast world heritage site. Enjoy fantastic walks through woodland, hay meadows and across sea-cliffs and see a variety of wildlife.

Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle, One of the most evocative ruined castles in England Over 1,000 years of turbulent history.

Creech

Creech

Creech is a small hamlet south of Wareham and on the northern side of the Purbeck hills. The main feature of the area is Creech Grange an old country house.

Swanage Railway

Swanage Railway

Swanage Railway is a heritage steam railway that runs through the Isle of Purbeck.  At 6 miles long the railway follows the route of the old Purbeck branch line which was closed in 1972.

The line joins Swanage, Herston Halt, Harmans Cross, Corfe Castle and Norden Park & Ride and trains run every weekend and Bank Holiday from mid-February to the end of the year and every day of the week between April and October.

Swanage Pier

Swanage Pier

Swanage Pier was built in 1896 and was originally used for the thriving paddle steamer industry that worked in the area and to assist the export of the locally quarried Purbeck Stone by sea to Poole and London.

The Old Pier which was built around 1859 was used to accommodate the ships carrying Purbeck stone from the quarries in the area and gradually fell into disuse and is now marked by the double line of decayed and broken piles that protrude above the surface of the sea.

Durlston Country Park

Durlston Country Park

Durlston Country Park is the nature reserve on the coast south of Swanage. The park covers over 260 acres of land that is home to many different species of animals, birds and reptiles. The area is popular with bird watchers and people coming to watch the dolphins that swim in the seas to the south and east of the park.

 
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