Purbeck Walking Festival

For one weekend in September (12-15th September) this little corner of Dorset around Swanage will be a hive of activity as the 2019 Isle of Purbeck Walking Festival takes place.
With twelve walks over four days, there is truly something for everyone.

A wide of range of guided walks for all

Each walk is led by a local expert guide and the difficulty ranges from a short stroll around Swanage learning about its artistic heritage to the challenging Purbeck 16, sixteen miles over the stunning Purbeck Hills with amazing views unfolding all the way.

There are town walks in Swanage and Wareham, a walk which takes in Corfe Castle and the Steam Railway and, of course, it’s impossible to be on the Jurassic Coast without a couple of geology walks, one including a stop to admire the dinosaur footprints uncovered at a local quarry.

Purbeck played its part in World War II and in a two hour walk. you can find out more about its involvement from a local historian. This one’s easy and level so suitable for all the family.

Clavell Tower

Celebrating 10 years of the festival

This is the tenth year of the Festival which continues to delight visitors. There are few corners of Britain where coast and country are both so spectacular and many walkers come year after year, always finding something new.

The Festival is part of Purbeck Outdoor Weekend, which includes a marathon and running festival, and a Nordic Walking Festival as well.

It works well to run the Walking Festival in conjunction with the other outdoor events. Visitors can choose from a really varied programme of different activities to suit their interest and ability.

- Robert Westwood, Festival Organiser

Booking Information

All walks can be booked at www.walkpurbeck.com or through local Tourist Information Centres in
Swanage (01929 766018) or Wareham (01929 552740).