There’s a clifftop stretch of South West Coast Path between Spyway car park and Swanage where nature provides the entertainment. This is a fairly easy walk at 5.4 miles, and one of its biggest draws is the view of the limestone formations on the way into Swanage. You’ll also pass Durlston Head, which proudly showcases looming ornaments left there by a businessman of the Victorian era called George.
There’s a lot going on along this section of the coast path at any time of year, but during spring you’ll be treated to a view of hundreds of sea birds thanks to the Durlston County Park webcam. In fact, you may even get lucky and hear dolphins as they go about their business underwater thanks to the hydrophone so this walk is a great one for those of you who love to see the local wildlife. Durlston Country Park and Nature Reserve is a mile outside of Swanage and it sprawls for a gorgeous 280 acres.
This area of coastline has been extensively quarried over the centuries, and together with the gradual erosion from the crashing waves it’s left the cliffs in this area ever-changing and simply stunning.