4.5 of 5 (7 votes)

Dulston Head to Worth Matravers & Return

A moderate walk (coast) in Dorset, England, about 13.23km (8.22 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 4:15h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 130m (426ft)
Loss 136m (446ft)
Max. Elevation 140m (459ft)
Elevation (total) 266m (872ft)
Start & End
Durlston Head
Distance 13.23km
Duration ~4:15
Created by Anonymous Walker on 29 Mar 2011
Durlston Head along coastal path to the Square and Compass Pub at Worth Matravers then along Priest Way back to Durlston Head

Walk Functions


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Walk Map


OS Grid SZ032773
National Trust Car Park -Head down to the Light House at Anvil Point
Anvil Point Lighthouse About 0.54 km (~0.34 miles) from
OS Grid SZ028769
From the lighthouse connect up with the South West Coastal Path heading West
Dancing Ledge About 3.18 km (~1.98 miles) from
OS Grid SY996769
Continue past the beautiful Dancing Ledge coastal feature onto Seacombe Cliff
Seacombe Cliff About 1.25 km (~0.78 miles) from
OS Grid SY984767
Head North where signposted Worth Matravers
Pub View About 1.04 km (~0.65 miles) from
OS Grid SY976774
Although not marked on the OS map there is a footpath that leads north towards the main road. Easy and direct walk to the Pub
Join Road About 0.26 km (~0.16 miles) from
OS Grid SY975776
At the road head west for approx 100 yards to get to one of Dorset's finest Pubs The Square and Compass
Square And Compass About 0.11 km (~0.07 miles) from
OS Grid SY974776
Stop here for a Pasty and Pint (wide range of Ciders) Summer Sundays quite often a band playing from 2pm
Leave Road About 0.36 km (~0.22 miles) from
OS Grid SY977777
After refreshment follow the road east out of Worth Matravers,past the houses on the right and take the first signposted footpath skirting Eastington Farm where you will pick up the Bridalpath
Eastington Farm About 0.56 km (~0.35 miles) from
OS Grid SY982779
Pick up the Priest Way Bridal way heading East
South Barn About 2.49 km (~1.55 miles) from
OS Grid SZ007781
Skirt Round South Barn on your left walk down the drive across the cattle grid and turn East
Head South About 1.18 km (~0.73 miles) from
OS Grid SZ019783
Take the straight footpath that goes past the back of California Farm until you reach the top of the hill
Ridge Walk About 1.25 km (~0.78 miles) from
OS Grid SZ019770
Turn left through the gate and walk along the top of the ridge where you will be able to see the footpath that you set out on
Finish About 1.01 km (~0.63 miles) from
OS Grid SZ029771
Finish at the cafe for a cuppa

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