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Purbeck at War – SA21


Title: Purbeck at War – SA21
– this walk is Sponsored by Cumulus Outdoors

Description: A circular walk from Kingston to Swyre Head, Chapman’s Pool, St Aldhelm’s Head and Worth Matravers. Learn about some aspects of Purbeck’s involvement in the progress of World War II –  the memorial to the crashed aircraft near Swire Head, looking down on the anti-tank range from Swyre Head, the Royal Marines memorial at Emmett’s Hill, the radar complex at St Aldhelm’s Head and a few more bits and pieces.

Bring packed lunch.

Grid Reference: SY 954 795

Date: Saturday 23rd September 2017. 10.00 am start.

Distance: 11 miles / 18km

Total Ascent: 350m / approx 1150ft

Duration: Approximately 5.5 hours.

Grade: Strenuous

Led By: Peter Boyce

Notes: Terrain generally good, some rough paths, strenuous walking in places. Not suitable for pushchairs or young children. Bring supplies for a snack and coffee break.

Parking: Free car park – go along the lane to the right of the church and the car park is on the left as you enter the woods.

Directions to the Start: Meet in the car park at Kingston: Take the road from Swanage to Corfe Castle and turn left just before entering the village, signed to Kingston. Follow the road to the top of the hill and turn right at the junction by the Scott Arms pub. The car park is on the left past the church. Buses from Swanage and Wareham stop near to the Scott Arms pub.

Booking: Book online via this website or telephone either the Swanage or Wareham Tourist Information Centres on 01929 422885 or 01929 552740. Or contact the leader, Peter Boyce on 077133 26624

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