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Quarrymans Ways

The Quarrymans Ways walk is a circular trail starting in Acton, near Swanage. It provides a unique chance to see old quarries and imagine what Purbeck must have been like 100 years ago.

Start point: Acton village car park
Nearest postcode: BH19 3JS or grid ref: SY 988 785
Distance: 1½ miles
Typical time to complete the walk: 1 hour
Accessibility: This route follows quite lanes and crosses open fields. There are a number of stiles and gates along the route.
Route leaflet:

Download the  Quarrymans Ways leaflet.

Relevant Ordnance Survey map:

Explorer Map No.OL15 (Purbeck and South Dorset). You can buy a copy from  Discover Purbeck Information Centre

Footwear: Walking boots recommended.
Public transport:
Parking: There is a small, free car park at the start of the route in Acton village.
Facilities and Refreshments: There is a pub and tearooms in Worth Matravers and one pub in Langton Matravers - the two neighbouring villages.
Other activities in the area:

The Purbeck WaySouth West Coast PathPurbeck cycle rides, Dancing Ledge walk.

Staying a while in the area? You can find walker-friendly accommodation on the  Visit Dorset website.


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