The disused quarry at Winspit is a fantastic place to explore, with its craggy rocks and echoing cave tunnels, and wide, expansive sea views.

Once used as a Dr. Who filming location, the area has retained its almost other-worldly atmosphere.

Winspit cliff central quarry chamber cliff View of sea from cave entrance at Winspit Red berries at Winspit Remains of abandoned quarry building at Winspit Sea and rocks at Winspit near Worth Matravers

A pleasant walk down from the village of Worth Matravers, Winspit makes for a good family day out, but take water and snacks (the walk back up the hill may be more challenging for little legs).

Stop at the quaint village tea room or cosy pub on your way back up to refuel.

Safety at Winspit

Visitors to Winspit explore at their own risk and common sense should be applied at all times.

There are sheer cliff edges above the sea, so children should be closely supervised and dogs kept on a short lead. Keep well away from cliff edges at all times.

There may be loose or falling rocks or stones, so climbing isn’t advised. (Note, however, that experienced rock climbers do use the area with relevant safety equipment).

Winspit is best-explored on a fine day when the weather has been dry. Paths may become slippery after wet weather.

How to get to Winspit

For your SatNav: BH19 3LE

Footpath to Winspit stone sign in Worth Matravers

Park in Worth Matravers‘ village car park. Walk down the hill past The Square and Compass, past the village green and duckpond, and past the row of houses down London Row.

Continue through the grazing field till you reach the track that leads to Winpsit.