Dorset Pub Walks

A series of scenic walks in Dorset

St Aldhelm's Head

Much of this walk follows one of the most spectacular stretches of the Purbeck Coast, between Dancing Ledge in the east to Chapman's Pool in the west, passing St Aldhelm's Head en route. A shorter version of this walk, joining the longer walk part-way at Winspit is also described.

The walk starts and ends in the village of Worth Matravers (grid reference SY 974776). Use OS Explorer map OL15.

Going: Moderate - there are a couple of steep climbs and descents.

Distance: Long version 7.1 miles (11.4 Km); shorter version 4.5 miles (7.2 Km). If you wish to make a detour down from the cliff top to Chapman's Pool itself, this adds just over a sixth of a mile (1 Km) to the overall distance.

Pub: The Square and Compass in Worth Matravers.

St Aldhelm's Head Walk Map