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With two walks every Tuesday, our walk leaders are a friendly bunch providing all the advice and encouragement a new walker needs to build fitness at a pace that’s right for them.

Tuesday morning walks

The morning walks are ideal as an introduction to our scheme and are perfect for the less able and those recovering from illness or injury. We often split into two groups to suit the varying abilities of those attending, but there is always a walk of about twenty minutes, on the flat, along the seafront.

Timetable of Tuesday morning walks

Meeting place Date Time

The Mowlem, Swanage sea front.

Every Tuesday morning Meet at 10.30am

Tuesday afternoon walks

The afternoon walks cater for a range of abilities and often split, to allow optimum walking speeds and distances for individuals.

The duration is usually sixty to ninety minutes and we always meet at 2pm. Here is the timetable of locations;

Timetable of Tuesday afternoon walks 2024

Month Date Location Description
January 2,9,16,23 and 30 January Studland Knoll Beach BH19 3AH Beach Walk
February 6 and 13 February Wareham Forest Sika Trail BH20 7PA Woodland and Heathland Walk
February 20 and 27 February  Burnbake Campsite BH19 5JH Woodland and Heathland Walk
March 5 and 12 March Corfe Castle View Car park BH20 5EZ Village, countryside and common walks
March 19 and 26 March Acton National Trust Car Park BH19 3JS Coast and countryside walk
April 2,9,16,23 and 30 April Durlston Country Park, BH19 2JL Country and coastal walk
May 7,14,21 and 28 May Corfe Castle West Street Car park BH20 5EB Common and country walk
June 4 and 11 June Spyway National Trust car park, Langton Matravers BH19 3HG Country and heathland walk
June 18 and 25 June Sunnyside Farm car park, Ridge, BH20 5BQ Country and heathland walk
July 2 and 9 July Worth Matravers Renscombe car park, BH19 3LL Through village approx 1 mile
July 16, 23 and 30 July Village Car Park, BH19 3LE (behind Square and Compass) Coastal and headland walk
September 3 and 10 September Blue Pool Car Park BH20 5AR Woodland, coastal and ridge walk
September 17 September Kingston Woodland Car park, BH20 5LQ Houns Tout Woodland, coastal and ridge walk
September  24 September Kingston Sheep Pens car park, BH20 5LW Woodland, coastal and ridge walk
October 1 and 8 October Studland Bankes Arms Car Park BH19 3AU Coastal, village, Beach or common walk
October  15,22 and 29 October Studland Middle Beach car park, BH19 3AX Coastal, village, Beach or common walk
November 5 and 12 November Burnbake Campsite, BH19 5JH  
November 19 and 26 November Durlston Car park, BH19 2JL  
November 5,12,19 and 26 November Arne RSPB, BH20 5BJ Alternative walks
December 3, 17 and 24 December The Mowlen Swanage Sea Front BH19 1DD

Town and Coast Walk


December 10 December Christmas Lunch No walk on 10 or 31 December


Key information

Key information to make your walk more enjoyable:

  • it’s free, it’s friendly and it keeps you fit
  • all walks are run by trained and certificated walk leaders
  • all routes are risk assessed
  • most of the walks are accessible by public transport
  • we aim to ensure that there is adequate parking at the starting points
  • we encourage car-sharing in normal circumstances
  • well behaved dogs welcome but must be under control on a fixed lead at all times

Health questionnaire

If you are a new walker to the health walk scheme, we ask that you complete an annual Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire on arrival. Please allow an extra 10 minutes to complete the form. We ask you to complete this once a year or if your health condition changes.

Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PARQ)

Complete a PARQ

If you are new to the health walk scheme, we ask that you complete an annual PARQ before attending your first walk. This should be updated once a year or if your health condition changes. If you are unable to complete the PARQ online, contact the Health and Activity team for assistance.

Health Walks in Swanage and Purbeck (morning walks)

Name: Sue Vince
Tel: 01929 426942
Full contact details

Health Walks in Swanage and Purbeck (afternoon walks)

Name: John Kirwin
Email: swanage.wfh@gmail.com
Tel: 01929 481000
Full contact details

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