Walking at Spyway
From Langton Matravers to the sea, walkers have the landscape of South Purbeck almost 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. Meanwhile, clifftop vantage points and former sea quarries are revealed and the waves crash over man-made ledges.
The South Purbeck coast is steep and in places unstable. Please stay well back from cliff edges as there is a risk of them giving way. Always wear appropriate footwear and clothing. There is no mobile phone signal along much of the coast, which can significantly delay a rescue in the event of an emergency.
Explore the coast
The sea is never far away in South Purbeck and Spyway makes a great base from which to explore a network of footpaths and bridleways. Take in the spectacular views and spot seasonal wildlife along the way.
Walking routes at Spyway
South Purbeck cliffs walk
Take a walk on the South Purbeck cliffs in Dorset including Spyway Barn, Dancing Ledge, East Man and Worth Matravers.
Discover towering sea cliffs, stride out on a walk along the South West Coast Path, and walk in the footsteps of dinosaurs.
The puffin is one of Britain’s best loved birds and if you’re really lucky you might catch a glimpse of them at Spyway, where a small colony return each year.
Sea views, former quarries and grassland rich in wildlife are some of the highlights on this bracing six-mile circular walk across South Purbeck cliffs.