Standing proudly as the highest in Purbeck, you can walk to Swyre Head from various locations.

For the best family-friendly route, drive through the charming village of Kingston and you will find a small car park at the end of West Street. You’ll be treated to commanding views across to Portland and down over the valley which is home to the historic Encombe Estate.

If you’re looking to make a day of it, we recommend booking a table for lunch at the Scott Arms, which you will pass on the way, as it can get very busy. There is a generous amount of outdoor seating with stunning views of Corfe Castle, indoor nooks and crannies with log fires, and in the summer the Jerk Shack – a Caribbean-inspired outdoor menu.

Top tip: sheep tend to be grazed in the fields around Swyre Head so it’s best to keep your dog on a lead.