Studland and Purbeck Walks

Studland, Purbeck and Dorset

A holiday in Purbeck offers a wide choice of destinations and activities for all ages. Studland Heath National Nature Reserve and Rempstone Forest are just a short stroll from the Studio. Studland Bay, with its 3 miles of beautiful sandy beaches and safe bathing, is also a short walk away.

There is a village shop and post office close by, as well as the historic St Nicholas church and Bankes’ Arms pub overlooking South Beach.

Studland Stables offers beach and heathland riding, and is situated across the road. Isle of Purbeck Golf Club is a little over a mile away.

The beaches provide cafes, a National Trust shop and watersports (Studland Watersports).

There are some great opportunities for hiking. The South West Coast Path, Britain's longest National Trail, starts from South Haven Point, Studland.

Purbeck Walks and Views
Studland Wildlife and Beaches

For nature-lovers the area is unrivalled. Studland Heath, the Purbeck Hills and Poole Harbour offer some of the finest birdwatching sites in the country. Durlston Country Park is recognised as one of the best places to see dolphins in the UK. Sika and roe deer freely roam throughout the village, and all six British reptiles can be found on Studland Heath.

For the more adventurous, windsurfing equipment hire, RYA approved tuition and powerboat and RIB handling courses are provided by Shell Bay Watersports, Studland. Brenscombe Outdoor Centre on Studland Road near Corfe Castle provides abseiling, ropes course, kayaking, mountain biking and rock climbing.

The Isle of Purbeck is renowned for its scenery and picturesque towns and villages. Within a few miles of the Studio are the beautiful villages of Corfe Castle, Worth Matravers, Lulworth and the lost village of Tyneham, as well as the charming small towns of Swanage and Wareham. Bournemouth and Poole, across the mouth of Poole Harbour, are easily accessible via the Studland/Sandbanks ferry.

Dorset holiday destinations such as Dorchester, Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Milton Abbas, Abbotsbury, and the Cerne Abbas Giant are within an hour's drive. The Jurassic Coast, the UK's first natural World Heritage Site, runs for 95 miles from Old Harry Rocks, Studland.

Studland Walks Heathland