There are many footpaths around Swanage and the Isle of Purbeck. The South Coast walk route passes through the area. An excellent starting place for walks is at Durlston Park which is well sign posted from the town centre.
The heathland at Studland is also a popular place for walking and Mountainbiking. The heathland and most of the surrounding area is owned by The National Trust, so it is always kept clean and the animals are well fenced in to stop them from going too far.
If you prefer a longer walk we can recommend starting at Swanage sea front and follow the cliff path to Kimmeridge then head inland towards Corfe Castle, then back to Swanage via the Purbeck Hills which is approximately 20 miles with amazing views from on the top of the Purbeck hills.
Guided and self guided walking holidays along the Jurassic Coast are available from footscape, visit their website at www.footscape.co.uk/ for more information.
Isle of Purbeck Walking Routes