St Aldhelms Head Walk
Walking Route

Type: Walk

Distance: 3 miles

Total Ascent: 120m (approx)

Starting location:

Car park at grid ref SY 96423 77415 near Worth Matravers


This is a 3 mile walk exploring the coast path above Chapmans Pool to St Aldhelms Head with views along the Jurassic Coast to Portland in the distance.

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These routes have been recorded using a Garmin GPS unit. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the available data files due to differences between GPS devices.


1 - Start in the Car Park - Start in the car park at grid ref SY 96423 77415 near Worth Matravers

2 - Exit the car park - At the South end of the car park, go though a wood stile and head South West across a open field to the next stile

3 - Stile and field - Go straight ahead at the stile and continue across the open field to a stone wall and stile.

4 - Stile and Wall - Go over the stile and turn left following the foot path along the side of the fence / wall

5 - Stile - Continue over the stile and continue along the narrow path. take care as there is a long drop on the right side of this path.

6 - Steps - Follow the steps down into the valley and up the other side and continue along the narrow path to the Coastguard building.

7 - Coastguard Building and St Aldhelms Head - At the Coastguard building turn left onto a wide stone track and continue North East past the stone church building

8 - Junction with Cottages entrance - Turn right and follow the stone track back to the car park and start of the walk

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