Best trails in Swanage, Dorset

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Looking for a great trail near Swanage, Dorset? AllTrails has 17 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in New Forest National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Bambridge Park Garden Centre or Lower Test Nature Reserve. Ready for some activity? There are 12 moderate trails in Swanage ranging from 4.5 to 20.1 miles and from 19 to 669 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Swanage, Dorset
Top trails (17)
#1 - South West Coast Path: Swanage to South Haven Point
Swanage, Dorset, England
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 3 h 21 m
#2 - Old Harrys Rocks Circular Walk
Swanage, Dorset, England
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 3 h 33 m
*** WARNING*** This walk goes through a nudist beach at Studland. A lovely walk along the cliffs to Old Harrys Rocks and along to Studland and back!Show more
#3 - Egmont Point and Swyre Head via Kingston
Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 3 h 13 m
Swyre hill, the highest point on Purbeck. Stunning views.Show more
#4 - Durlston Country Park Coastal Walk
Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 14 m
#5 - Old Harry MTB Circular
Swanage, Dorset, England
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 34 m
The Old Harry Rocks are three chalk formations, including a stack and a stump, located at Handfast Point, on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset. They mark the most Eastern point on the Jurassic Coast, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Show more
#6 - Swanage Pier to Corfe Castle to Coast Loop
Swanage, Dorset, England
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Length: 20.1 mi • Est. 9 h 55 m
#7 - Swanage and Durlston Castle Circular
Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 3 h 20 m
#8 - Old Harry Rocks via Coast Path
Swanage, Dorset, England
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Length: 9.0 mi • Est. 4 h 23 m
This great walking trail with great views is strenuous in places and tougher in poor weather, so be aware of clothing and necessary footwear. The Old Harry Rocks are three chalk formations, including a stack and a stump, located at Handfast Point, on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset. They mark the most Eastern point on the Jurassic Coast, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Show more
#9 - Kingston to Chapmans Pool
Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 46 m
#10 - Coastal Path to Priest's Way
Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 6.0 mi • Est. 3 h 2 m
Beautiful views and The Square And Compass Pub is on the route. A great place to have a pint and a pasty after a long walk. Narrow in parts so not ideal for bikesShow more
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