Towering sea cliffs and grasslands rich in wild flowers

Sea cliffs seen from Dancing Ledge, Dorset

South Purbeck - cliffs, quarries and orchids

With its towering sea cliffs and quarrying heritage, South Purbeck is a landscape built on stone in more ways than one. The distinctive natural community is adapted to the limestone geology, while dry stone walls define a farming culture which still depends on traditional methods.


Eating and shopping

Choices at Corfe Castle and Studland Bay




Our work

Red Devon cattle on Studland Heath

Farming and conservation

The National Trust and our farming partners use traditional methods to keep the diverse landscapes of Purbeck beautiful and rich in wildlife.


Places to stay

Vineyard Farm Cottage in Corfe Castle

Places to stay in Purbeck 

Find your perfect home from home in the Purbeck Countryside. Our cottages sleep two to six people, all are fully equipped and many are in beautiful locations.