Name:Swyre Head
Hill number:2901
Height:206.6m / 678ft
Parent (Ma):2896  Lewesdon Hill
SMC/RHB Section:41: South Central England
County/UA:Dorset
Topographical area:ES05 Staple-lewesdon
Catchment:Piddle & Frome
Class:Hump, Tump (200-299m), Submarilyn, Clem
(Hu,Tu,2,sMa,Cm)
Grid ref:SY 93417 78467
Summit feature:top of tumulus
Drop:148.3m
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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From the quarry CP to the NW.summitter09/06/2024
5.6 mile circular from Kingston car park. We walked up the road east of the village and the ascended the hill easily along the lovely grassy ridge to summit and trig. Great views west from top. Once bagged we followed the muddy permissive path east of Rope Lake Head to the coast path. From here because of recent bad weather the whole coast path was a mud bath and we had to divert into fields to avoid parts of it. Once we got onto Houns-Tout Cliff we found out the path was diverted inland because of a recent cliff fall. We headed back to the car and shelved the rest of the walk to Swanage. Hopefully we'll be back at a better time of year! First hill of the day. Afterwards we drove to and bagged Knowle Hill and Chalbury.DanTrig09/03/2024
After walking from Ridgeway Hill, up the Bridle path from the NW, all way to summit.IanHHill15/02/2024
From Sheep pens car park thrn along PROW to the small tumulus. Thrn logged the pillarcjo23/07/2023
From SheepPens car park, up right of way up ridge to summit, short way along coast path then back down track to car park. Views to Portland Bill, couldn't spit migrant Hotel biat that just landed today.JulieB18/07/2023
On circuit from Kingston taking in Houns Tout Cliff, Kimmeridge Bay, Kimmeridge and Swyre Head.milimana22/05/2023
With doggo. There is now an art installation on the summit! :-)stagger onward26/08/2022
Walk from car park west of Grange Arch. Povington hill, Worbarrow Tout, Tyneham cap, then into Tyneham abandoned village for a look around. Very interesting and quite busy despite the persistent rain all day. Back out through the cows to Swyre Head, Knowle hill, creech barrow and Ridgeway hill. Great views throughout despite the rain.Buck01/05/2022
From far car park, west of Kingston. Solo visit to this deleted Marilyn after bagging Nine Barrow Down.Dangerous Dave08/01/2022
Easy walk from north west in hot weather. Lovely views from the summit.Alan Caine22/07/2021
End of a long ridge walk from Kimmeridgefreethehilltops02/07/2021
Circular from Kingston, Houns-tout, Kimmeridge, Swyre Head. With Tammy and FudgeHippo28/06/2021
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