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8 Sep 2023 to 10 Sep 2023

Located at the eastern end of the Jurassic Coast, the Swanage area is a great location for climbing & walking and also biking & swimming.

For climbers, the limestone cliffs offer both trad and sport routes at stunning coastal locations such as the bolted quarries at Dancing Ledge (Winspit famous for its Star Wars film location is I believe cordoned off as the cliffs have become unstable but check the BMC access app) and the gentler trad sectors such as Subluminal and Cattle Troughs. Both are accessed by a short abseil in and offer a range of good lower grade climbs. Or if you're feeling brave you could even have a go at the harder routes in 'The Ruckle'! Expect the easiest VS routes there to feel a lot harder! Other areas like Guillemot and Cormorant ledges offer some fantastic climbs at slightly harder grades: VS to low E numbers.

Walkers have the Isle of Purbeck, Studland Bay and Poole Harbour on their doorstep, including the South West Coast path.

There is also some great biking around the isle on gravel tracks and minor roads which can be quite challenging at times! Swimming areas include Swanage, Studland and also Seacombe & Winspit sea quarries (when swell not high)

We'll be camping at Tom’s Field Campsite, £12 pppn, which has a camp shop and breakfast shack. The Kings Arms is 10 min walk away for reasonable food and there is the awesome Square & Compass pub nearby that has a hatch for the gravity poured beers and decent ciders. The pub even has its own fossil museum!

To get there by public transport, you can get a train to Wareham, followed by a 30 min no. 40 bus which stops v near the campsite.

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