The undulating green folds of land of The Downs are popular with local dog walkers and bird-watchers. You’ll rarely bump into other people and there are plenty of places to roam and take in the exceptional views over Swanage and across the bay.
If you’re feeling particularly energetic you can walk from The Downs over the hills to Durlston. You’ll walk through farmland, encounter butterfly-filled meadows till the lighthouse at Anvil Point comes into view. Circle back the way you came or continue on through Durlston Country Park and down into Swanage town.