Swanage Off The Beaten Path

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Best Rated Off The Beaten Path in Swanage

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    Worth the walk

    by Ken-out-of-Bath Written Jul 29, 2006

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    The World according to Mowlam

    If you walk along the coastal path, away from Swanage you will eventually come across this Globe, built by "Mr" Mowlam. Mowlam owned a construction company that still builds roads and public buildings all across the UK.

    The walk to the Globe is reward enough for your efforts, the views out to sea are wonderful, but, because not many people get this far, it is a great place to sit and reflect upon how the world has changed.

    For example, the Globe was constructed in 1903, so there is no Serbia or Croatia, not even Yugoslavia - the Balkan region is just Austria, Greece or Turkey!

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    Durlston Head

    by tango_jd Written Feb 8, 2010

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    Lovely walk through Durlston Country Park to the cliff-top to see the "Globe" - an old Stone sphere created by local stonemasons and depicting an outline map of the world.
    Path leads on to Anvil Point lighthouse and Tilly Whim caves.

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    • Family Travel
    • Architecture
    • Hiking and Walking

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    Visit the Lifeboat Station

    by CDM7 Written Jul 18, 2013

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    One of over 230 RNLI lifeboat stations around the coast of the UK and the Republic of Ireland.It provides on call,a 24hour lifeboat search and rescue service,which relies entirely on voluntary contributions and legacies as it receives know help from the government.
    A visit to the lifeboat station gives you a chance of speaking to a crew member as well as having an insight into the history and workings of the lifeboat.
    The lifeboat station can be found by taking the footpath along the waters edge the far side of Swanage pier.

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    • Sailing and Boating

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