Swanage and Purbeck Walking Festival
From Saturday 19th to Sunday 27th of September, the Swanage and Purbeck Walking Festival is back! The week long festival is great, not only for experienced hikers who might enjoy a challenging hike along the South West coastal path, but also people looking for some more peaceful strolls through Victorian Swanage and along the beautiful seafront.
The festival is set in the heart of Dorset’s Jurassic coastline; making for some interesting and truly stunning walks. There will also be walks through Purbeck’s unspoiled countryside, through heathland, and other areas of outstanding natural beauty.
The Swanage and Purbeck Walking Festival really does have something for everyone; from those who might enjoy a spot of lunch in a country pub, to lovers of history and wildlife.
Purbeck is home to many rare species of wild flowers, butterflies, and birds – such as the red footed falcon. There are also rare and endangered reptiles; from the smooth snake to sand lizards. Purbeck is a great place for history lovers as it is home to many historical sites; from the Civil War ruins of Corfe Castle, to the lost village of Tyneham evacuated in World War II. The area is also of great interest to Geography enthusiasts.
This year’s walks are covering many topics; from World War I and II, a bug walk for families, quarrying, shipwrecks, smuggling, literature, fossils, art, photography, and ghost stories. So there really is something to please everyone!
For more information go to :http://www.walkswanage.com/