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Name:Swyre Head
Hill number:2901
Height:206.6m / 678ft
Parent (Ma):2896  Lewesdon Hill
RHB Section:41: South Central England
County/UA:Dorset (CoU)
Catchment:Piddle & Frome
Class:Hump, Tump (200-299m), Submarilyn, Clem
Grid ref:SY 93417 78467
Summit feature:top of tumulus
Col:58.3m  SY 8568 8182  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 195
(1:25k) OL15E
Observations:ground by trig point 100m NNW at SY 93376 78556 is 40cm lower than base of tumulus; ground just S of tumulus is engineered
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica GS15
Survey of Swyre Head.pdf
Comments:Deleted from Marilyns June 2015
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Free parking at Grange Arch car park. 4 hour circular walk taking in. Povington Hill, Warbarrow Tout, Tyneham Cap, Swyre Head, Knowle hill, Creech Barrow Hill & finally Ridgeway Hill.fosal2930/12/2019
With Jo, circular walk from Sheep Pens cp on a dull, windy afternoon. View seaward restricted by low mist but otherwise very good.amblerbob26/09/2019
Kingston - Swyre Head - Ridgeway Hill - Creech Barrow Hill - Knowle Hill - Corfe Castle - Nine Barrow Down - Ballard Down - Swanage.Mark Jackson21/09/2019
Amazing view of Kimmeridge Bayejjohnstone18/09/2019
With Graeme, day after H's weddingFionalevey07/04/2019
From Corfe Castle. Misty.davechaffey22/02/2019
Anti-clockwise circuit from Kimmeridge along cliffs to Hounstout Cliff, then up to Kingston and approaching Swyre Head from NE. Fine day with clear views from Portland Bill to Bournemouth.deknyff09/09/2018
TD, C &H + J & JThis Dog13/07/2018
A hill to savour. Dont rush this one. Seats on the top give walkers ample scope for enjoying the fantastic views. A very easy walk from Sheep Pen car park.moorsman25/06/2018
Past Kingston Church (10, 27) to the Sheeps Pen Car Park “provided for you by the Encombe Estate”. Then an easy walk to the top. Better views than from Nine Barrow Down.Newton Maximus05/12/2017
With K at dusk.Ashley15/11/2017
16.1 miles 3316ft Kimridge Bay to Swanage Coastal walk.stephenbuda13/09/2017
Part of Southwest Coast Path walk, Durlston Head to Durdle Doorwill8924/06/2017
From Kimmeridge on a hazy but sunny day.twg2708/04/2017
Parked at Sheep Pens Car Park on minor road to west of Kingston. Followed the well marked path to the trig. summit of hill (3m higher) is 80m and SouthTony Hartry15/03/2016
Circular from Sheep Pens CPBramley14/10/2015
4/7 Fourth of seven on long day Bullbarrow Hill/Hambledon Hill/Win Green/Swyre Head/Nine Barrow Down/Ridgeway Hill/Creech Barrow HillFergalh22/08/2015
From Kimmeridge, followed bridleway up and down. Gentleman with staff and level was busy moving the summit.rhalstead17/05/2015
Parked by the entrance to Encombe House and followed the track up, an easy stroll to the summit but the views were exceptional with rolling farmland and coastal views.Peterb06/04/2015
From car park near Kimmeridge. Clear day with wonderful views all directions.squeegs22/03/2015
Climbed up with Bex, Grandma & Granddad with a stunning sunset.DanMaisieBex17/02/2015
From parking spot shown on map at SY 943792. 13 minute walk to the summit. Operated ham radio for SOTA.G4OBK (Phil)12/02/2015
Parked at the Sheep Pens car park (SY 94324 79272) – Followed bridleway along ridge to summit tumulus. Good view of Isle of Wight. (S)gerrybowes04/02/2015
On a 9 mile walk from Kingston- did the Marilyn then down to Kimmeridge, along the coast path to Hounstout Cliff, and back. The Dorset coastal strip has lots of good walks and this is one of them. Sunny on coast most of time but massive thunderstorms built inland- typical Glastonbury Festival weatherpwheeler27/06/2014
Easy walk from Sheep Pens car park above Kingstoncitygent10/06/2014
After visiting Corfe Castle headed south across Corfe Common and upto Kington. After a short distance along the road joined the path above Encombe to the Head. Great views. Followed the escarpement towards Kimmeridge, then footpath to Whiteway farm. Then followed the Ridge east back to Corfe. A fine walk.mindlessflogger25/05/2014
Finally went to the top & looked out & nearly blown off the topphilhythe15/02/2014
A pleasant late afternoon walk.bolton10/06/2013
Circuit from Kimmeridge including SW Coast Path from Swyre Head to Worbarrowrjf3530/03/2013
Stayed at Chewton Glen's tree house. Walk with Dan.LydiaB26/11/2012
SW Coast Path from Langton Matravers to Swyre Head, made into a circuit from car park at Kingstonrjf3526/08/2012
Bit of a cheat, I caught the 'bus to Kingston and walked from there.Buteobuteo25/08/2012
Weather blew up that made Swyre Head into a bit of a mountain from track inside gate where left bike and found it still there on return.Eddie18/07/2012
From SY 950 792.summitsup26/04/2012
From car park at 943793 (14:00) took path along scarp to huge tumulus at summit. Good views initially, then cloud came in. Went to ridge end and trig. Back to car 14:35dbb17/03/2012
Parked near Kingston, great views.Simon12/08/2011
Walk with MikeNutmar01/07/2011
Steady climb from carpark, good views of coast and lovely scenery on way up.Wesrob04/06/2011
Beautiful viewpoint on a cold but clear evening as the sunset over Portland Bill. So good I returned 2 days later with my wife who enjoyed the gentle stroll from the east. Agree wholeheartedly with wheresthepath.signyred28/01/2011
Partly cloudy, calm, cold, good views.iangalbraith15/11/2010
From parking spot to NE. Pleasant walk to trig. Highest point a little further on.Aye Jimmy03/11/2010
with kerry,ryansoftsquare30/07/2010
Lovely walk up from carpark with Nicky, Emily & Joe, stunning views.fnem04/06/2010
from car park - cycled the whole way - I'm sure the view is great when it is not mistygigglejon29/05/2010
Climbed on coastal walk after a night in Swanage.Man of Kernow121/03/2010
lovely walk from the car park to the north east,great views of the Dorset coast in the last of the daylight.asbown17/11/2009
Good top, miserable weather.Overthehilljill19/07/2009
Parked at car park to the NE. Great views throughout walk up.clivevilla09/07/2009