Corfe - East Creech - West Hill - Corfe

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This walk was originated by Colin Campbell. Walkingworld would like to say a big thank you to Colin for all his superb contributions to the website over the years.

You start off from the Visitors' Centre at Corfe Castle and use easy paths and quiet roads to get to the higher ground. Creech Hill is well worth a visit when you get there, with its panoramic views over huge areas to the north and east. Next you skirt around the Stonehill Down Nature Reserve and then begin to take in the views across the Purbeck Vale as well. You enjoy these for a couple of miles as you amble along easy paths and when the ruins of Corfe Castle start to loom into view, you make for the highest part of the ground. From there you look right down on the castle and the great vista beyond, down to the coast.

The descent afterwards can be a little trying, but it is possible to go back a little way as described and come down by an easier route.

England - South West England - Dorset - Purbecks


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Castle, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Mostly Flat, Museum, National Trust, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
5/26/2019 - Kai Chandler

Walk checked 25 May 19 - What a lovely May Bank holiday walk with rich vegetation and soundscape of bird life in the Purbeck Way in the first half and lovely views in the second half. Some muddy spots on the Purbeck Way even after days of dry weather.

12/13/2018 - Kai Chandler

Walk checked 10 Dec 18 and minor updates made to directions and photographs.

5/21/2017 - Kai Chandler

Walk checked 14 May 17 and minor updates provided. It starts with a wonderful stroll along green woodland paths, carpeted with bluebells and the scent of wild garlic and then ascends to, and returns via the ridgeway with spectacular views of Corfe Castle.

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