Whether you are as fit as a butchers dog or just want an easy stroll, Swanage has something for you.
Swanage Beach is a wonderful flat sandy bay and an easy stroll in any weather.
If you fancy a little bit of exercise you can walk up to Peveril Point at the western end of the bay. From here you get spectacular views over Swanage, Durlston Castle and over the sea to the Isle of Wight.
If you continue around the point you can take a 30 minute walk up to the castle although up a slight incline it's an easy walk. 1.5 miles one way.
Old Harry Rocks
At the eastern end of the bay up onto the headland there is a stunning walk over to Old Harry Rocks. Following the coastline, climbing steeply for the first section it levels out all the way until you drop down into Studland Bay. Once again the views are spectacular. 5 miles one way
Climbing up out of Swanage, it's steep at first but once up on the ridge across Nine Barrow Down it's flat all the way. As you drop into the town you have a great view of the castle itself and the quaint Purbeck stone village of Corfe. After you have wandered around the castle (admission fee required) and had a bite to eat in one of the many pubs, restaurants or tea rooms, why not take a ride on the wonderful Heritage Steam Railway back to Swanage (fees apply)