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Discovering WWII at Studland Walk - Knoll Beach & Fort Henry

Studland became one of the most important WWII battle training areas in the country with thousands of troops trained here involved in D Day. Join us for a walk exploring this important time in British history.

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Today Studland is known for its miles of sandy beaches and importance as a National Nature Reserve but a former life is revealed by the remains of enigmatic WWII structures dotted around the site. A fresh look at the Bankes Archive and the Canadian and British War Diaries is revealing stories never told before. Join us as we explore the landscape with help from WWII maps and look for clues that tell us what really happened here.

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Prices

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

Knoll Beach Office (Visitor Reception), Ferry Rd, Studland, BH193AQ

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.

Upcoming events

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Seahorse Quiz Trail 

How much do you know about seahorses? Come and test your knowledge on our seahorse quiz trail. Follow it to the end to find Neptune the seahorse!

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on
25 May to 2 Jun 2024
at
09:00 to 17:00
+ 8 other dates or times
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May Half-Term Nature Detectives 

Do you fancy yourself an amateur detective? Do you love nature? Come and borrow one of our Nature Detective bags free of charge this half term.

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on
25 May to 2 Jun 2024
at
10:00 to 15:00
+ 8 other dates or times
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Trust10 

Join us for the Trust10 at Studland Bay and challenge yourself on this 10km run with breathtaking views.

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on
26 May to 23 Jun 2024
at
08:45 to 11:00
+ 1 other date or time
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Yoga in the Dunes 

Enjoy a unique yoga session in Studland's dunes & a rare chance to connect with yourself & nature in the tranquil beauty of this special location. For all levels, this session blends gentle yoga, stretching, and meditation.

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on
1 Jun to 7 Sep 2024
at
09:00 to 10:00
+ 3 other dates or times