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  • Durlston Country Park

    Visiting Information: 
    Site Name Durlston Country Park
    • Ample parking on site
    • Charge for parking
    • Manned visitor centre
    • Cafe on site
    • Toilets on site
    • Picnic area
    • Seats around the site
    • Information leaflet available
    • Signed routes and trails
    • Well made paths
    • Mobility vehicle available
    • Guided walks and events
    • Dogs on leads only
    Map Reference SZ033773

    Once you get to Swanage Durlston Country Park is signposted.

    Location Map: 

    The blue pin mark the approximate centre of the reserve, the yellow pin(s) mark the approximate locations of parking places that enable you to access the reserve.

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