Walking near Spyway car park

The view out to sea from Dancing Ledge, Dorset

Explore the limestone landscape or sample the South West Coast Path with a choice of circular routes. Free parking at Spyway and Acton and by donation at Worth Matravers (not National Trust).

From Langton Matravers to the sea, walkers have the landscape of south Purbeck pretty much to themselves, with only footpaths and bridleways providing access. The South West Coast Path, the Priest's Way and linking paths connect grassy meadows where rare orchids bloom, clifftop vantage points and former sea quarries, where the waves crash over man-made ledges.