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Discover Corfe, Village and Castle – TU2


Title: Around Corfe – TU2
– this walk is Sponsored by The Greyhound Inn, Corfe Castle

Description: Discover the history behind Corfe Castle and village, with great views along the way.

Come and explore this National Trust managed gem, with the medieval castle perched high above. The village is constructed almost completely from the local grey Purbeck limestone and comprises of two main streets, East Street and West Street, linked at their north end at the Square. Separating the two streets is an area of common land called “the Halves”. Hear about the Norman castle, King John’s atrocities, and about the Bankes family and their importance during the Civil War. Politics, intrigue, sex scandals and much more!

Date: Tuesday 19th September 2017, 10.00am start

Grid Reference: SY 961822

Distance: 5 miles/8 kms

Total Ascent: 

Duration: 3 hours

Grade: Moderate

Led By: Peter Boyce

Notes: Generally excellent terrain. Not suitable for push chairs and young children. Dogs welcome.

Parking: Various car parks in Corfe village.

Directions to the Start: Meet in square by National Trust gift shop.

Booking: Book online via this website or telephone either the Swanage or Wareham Tourist Information Centres on 01929 422885 or 01929 552740.


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