WALX Activity: Purbeck at War – 20th Century Studland

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Explorer Open WALX

Price: £10.00

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  • Distance: 5 Miles
  • Date: Wed 12th October
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Address: South West Coast Path, United Kingdom
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WALX Dorset

Walk Description:

Dorset had a key role in the Allied victories in the First and Second World Wars.This guided walk focuses on the Studland beaches and surrounding heathland which played a vital part in both the defence of Britain following the fall of France in 1940 and in the preparations for the Normandy D-Day landings in 1944.

In addition to identifying the military structures still standing today – some more hidden than others - and the stories they tell, we will be able to gain a panoramic perspective of the events that occurred around here from an advantageous viewpoint on the Godlingston Heath National Nature Reserve overlooking Poole Harbour and Studland Bay. 

Today a peaceful, scenic landscape, we will better understand the efforts of our recent ancestors who invested their lives in protecting the land for us to enjoy today.