Agglestone Rock

Agglestone Rock, Swanage: Address, Agglestone Rock Reviews: 4.5/5

Agglestone Rock
4.5
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places2seeplaces2go
England, UK4,432 contributions
Giant Rock
Sep 2020
Have wanted to walk to Agglestone Rock for some time.
Finally in September 2020 we did the circular walk from Studland to Agglestone & back.
Parked in a nearby lay-by . But there are plenty of other places to start your walk from.
A great walk, not too taxing & plenty to see.
The rock itself is huge & quite bizarre. Its like its been dropped from space.
Beautiful views.
Written January 11, 2021
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Lucy S
48 contributions
1-2 hour round walk on lovely heath with great views
Nov 2020
Although I’ve lived near here for over a decade I’ve not been here for years and forgotten what a sight it is. Just over 1 hour round trip from the Studland road along lovely heath. Park on the road and use the tracks to get there across studland Heath rather than the footpaths. It can get a bit wet around the bottom of the rock so best to approach from the south going downhill
Written November 21, 2020
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mjayx2
Wokingham, UK56 contributions
Fantastic
Jul 2020
Knew nothing about this place until we got their as part of a circular walk from Studland. What a landmark - My Son & I had to climb up (fairly straightforward but need to take care).
Written August 27, 2020
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beakenbauer
Swanage, UK58 contributions
Always worth the walk...
Aug 2020 • Family
Whenever we are in Dorset, we always make the effort to walk to the Agglestone. The kids love it as does our English Springer Spaniel. Small parking area on the left not long after the right turn into Knoll Beach from where you can access the heath and start the leisurely walk to the stone. Well worn paths and about 30-45 mins to walk there. Easy to find an alternative route back making the walk circular if you wish
Written August 16, 2020
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SaffronLH
Southampton53 contributions
Rewarding
Jul 2020 • Couples
Followed advice posted here and parked in the lay-by then walked down from the golf course. Loads of signs. Great views. It took about 1 hour to stroll down, back and take photos. Stunning views. Dog enjoyed it too
Written July 16, 2020
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Laggie
Bournemouth, UK11 contributions
Great walk or mountain biking
Jul 2020 • Couples
Park at middle beach (pay to park) or national trust membership.
Follow beach road to studland store then cross the road. Walk up Heath green road, then turn right onto Agglestone road.
You'll soon come upon the Heath where you pick up the trail.
You'll find a mix of mud, sand and stone underfoot. Adequate footwear will be needed if going when it's wet.
From the top of the hill views are breathtaking.
The rock itself is rather odd to see in such settings. Well worth the walk.
It's around 3 miles from the carpark.
Dogs must be kept on lead due to horse.
Written July 4, 2020
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machinmad
Norwich, UK1,657 contributions
Smashing views ...
Mar 2020
We walked the heath trails from our hotel, working our way to the top of the landscape on the wide open tracks, talking to to the wild ponys as we went.

There are great views all around, Poole bay to the north, the Bournemouth coast line to the east, Studland bay and the Isle of Wight further round ... absolutely lovely.

The ground was quite wet so it was tough going when we ventured off the main paths, best to stick to them really.
Written March 27, 2020
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BNA20152015
Bath, UK390 contributions
A short walk with a big reward
Mar 2020
By either route you get a spectacular walk through the Dorset heathland, wonderful views over the sea and Brownsea Island and the rock formation itself is well worth a visit making a grand finale to the walk. We were staying at the Knoll House hotel and set off from there following a very muddy bridle way. If only we had looked in the hotel first we would have found a much nicer way to start the walk ! The walk can easily be extended.
Written March 13, 2020
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Scarlett W
28 contributions
Good views, nice walk
Jun 2019
A good, accessible walk when starting from Studland side with the dog, lovely views, no annoying crowds & often herds of deer spotted.
Written August 10, 2019
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Restless59
Bournemouth, UK997 contributions
Start from top road
Jun 2019 • Solo
My advice to get the best views of the Stone is to park up on Studland to Corfe Road just past the Purbeck Golf Course entrance. There is a small lay-bye that parks about 4 cars right beside the NT bridlepath that runs right through the golf course.
The stone isn’t an obvious site to see as it merges into heathland but as you approach down the track it then sticks out above the sky line like a bizarre piece of rock in the middle of the heath!
Great panoramic views of the Poole Harbour basin. Takes about 1 hour to walk there & back but worth sitting for awhile to enjoy the scenery.
Written June 10, 2019
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