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Discovering WWII at Studland Walk - The Anti-invasion Defences 1940/1

Enjoy a guided walk and learn about Studland's fascinating WWII History. Please note this walk goes through Studland's naturist beach.

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After the evacuation of Dunkirk in July 1940, it was thought that Studland Bay, with it's shallow seas and sandy beaches, was a prime location for a German invasion. Join us as we look at maps and photographs from the War Department detailing the location of a huge number of anti-invasion defences, including rifle pits, weapon pits and gun emplacements. We also explore the heath, visiting the ruins of pill boxes, so evocative of Studland's part in WWII.

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Event ticket prices

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All £5.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 03442491895

Suitability

Recommended minimum age: 14. U18s accompanied by an adult.

Meeting point

Shell Bay Car Park, Studland, BH193BA Meet at far end of the car park, by the board walk. what3words: /// code.fish.apply

What to bring and wear

Clothing suitable for the weather. Walking shoes recommended.

Accessibility

Mixed and uneven terrain throughout. Designated accessible parking. Accessible toilets at Knoll Beach, Middle Beach and Shell Bay. The walk is approximately 2 miles.

Other

There is water bottle filling station next to the toilets. Pay and display (free for National Trust members and blue badge holders).

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