Walking around Corfe Castle, Swanage and the Isle of Purbeck

Burnbake is situated in the middle of some of the most spectacular walks in the Country. There are miles of walks in the surrounding forests and lowland heath. From towering sea cliffs, rolling hills and heaths to the dunes and sandy beaches of Studland, nowhere else packs such a variety of landscapes into such a small area. As a result, Purbeck is the richest place for plant life in Britain, home to 14 out of 17 British bat species and supports all six native reptiles. Discover Purbeck on foot through 37 miles of paths and bridleways.

Some of our favourite walks from Burnbake include:

Studland Beach

Starting through the woodland heading east and crossing a narrow stream (there is a bridge) you come out on to a vista that includes Poole Harbour and of course the many miles of Studland beach.The beach is a short walk on from there and during the summer there is plenty to do with windsurfing, sailing and of course pedalos for hire.

Old Harry

Setting off in a more south easterly direction there is the lovely walk ending up on Old Harry Rocks. There is Andy's shop in Studland and the Banks arms on the way so plenty of refreshment. It's quite a walk but well worthwhile.

Corfe Castle

There are a number of way to walk to Corfe Castle, the most impressive is by getting up on to Challow Hill and walking along the top till you see the beautiful village of Corfe Caste and of course the castle laid out before you.