GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Weymouth to Swanage Coastal Walk

32 miles (52 km)

Explore the Jurassic Coast on this coastal walk between Weymouth and Swanage. The route runs for just over 30 miles, passing a series of beautiful bays and sites of geological interest.
Starting on the front in Weymouth you head north east along the South West Coast Path, passing Lodmoor Country Park near Preston. The route continues east past the Osmington White Horse to the lovely Ringstead Bay.
The next stage takes you to Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, two of the most picturesque highlights of this section of coast.
The route then heads to the noteworthy Kimmeridge Bay and Chapmans Pool.
The former is a marine wildlife reserve with lots of little rock pools to observe.
The final stage takes you past the ancient St Aldhelm's Chapel and Durlston Country Park before coming into the popular seaside resort of Swanage. There's a nice beach with lots of good cafes and pubs for refreshments after your exercise.

Weymouth to Swanage Coastal Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Weymouth to Swanage Coastal Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

In Osmington Mills you'll find the noteworthy Smuggler's Inn. Situated on the cliff tops of the South West Coast Path, just outside the village of Osmington, the Smugglers Inn is a traditional English pub with stunning views overlooking the Isle of Portland. The pub also has an interesting history having been the headquarters of the French smuggler Pierre Latour and one of the main landing places for smuggled goods in the 17th century. Notably the Inn was originally built in the 13th century, with its own brewery at the rear. There's a lovely large garden area which is perfect for relaxing in when the weather is fine. You can fine the pub right on the coast at a postcode of DT3 6HF for your sat navs.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head a couple of miles inland from Lulworth Cove and you could visit the historic Lulworth Castle. The castle dates back to the 17th Century and includes some beautiful grounds and gardens. Near here there's the Winfrith Newburgh Heath and Tadnoll Nature Reserves. The reserves include miles of peaceful heathland trails with lots of wildlife and a splendid viewpoint.

Photos

Beach below Furzy Cliff - geograph.org.uk - 940039

Beach below Furzy Cliff Weymouth

Lulworth Cove

Lulworth Cove

Durdle Door Overview

Durdle Door

Kimmeridge, Kimmeridge - panoramio (1)

Kimmeridge, Kimmeridge

Chapman's Pool

Chapman's Pool

Swanage Pier (2659)

Swanage Pier

GPS Files

GPX File

Weymouth to Swanage Coastal Walk.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Weymouth to Swanage Coastal Walk.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)