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The Priests Way

A short distance route connecting Swanage, Langton Matravers and Worth Matravers.

Follow in the footsteps of a medieval priest as you walk along the ancient track known as the Priests Way. The route passes between quarries and across open fields with spectacular views along the way. The walk finishes near one of Dorset's most famous pubs.

Start point:

Swanage
Nearest postcode: BH19 2RG or grid ref: SZ 025 787

End point:

Worth Matravers
Nearest postcode: BH19 3LF or grid ref: SY 980 780

Distance:

3 miles (4.75km). This route is signposted. 

Route map: For more information about the route and to print a map, go to the South West Coast Path website.
Relevant Ordnance Survey map:

Explorer map No.OL15 (Purbeck and South Dorset). Purchase a copy from the Discover Purbeck Information Centre or Swanage Information Centre.

Footwear:

Walking boots recommended all year - wellington boots are better in winter and after heavy rain.

Public transport:
Parking: Large car parks are available in Swanage. There are small car parks in the villages of Worth Matravers, Acton and Langton Matravers, however spaces are very limited.
Refreshments: There are pubs and cafes along the route.
Other activities in the area:

Purbeck Cycle RidesSouth West Coast PathQuarrymans Ways, Smugglers WaysDurlston Country Park

 

 

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