Fact file of the Isle of Purbeck cycling area
- The Isle of Purbeck covers approximately 60 square miles
- Its highest point can be found at Kimmeridge, Swyre Head at 203 metres 666ft above sea level
- The region is noted for the production of Purbeck marble and China clay. Purbeck Ball Clay and Limestone is still mined today
- Purbeck was a favorite hunting ground of Saxon and Norman Kings
- A large part of the district is now designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), but a portion of the coast around Worbarrow Bay is still, after over 50 years, in the possession of the Army who use it as a training area.
Don’t let the elevation numbers deceive you its called the Jurassic Coast for a reason the gradients are steep and unforgiving with plenty of rocks and patches of chalk and sand to catch you out.
The Obelisk, Godlingstone Hill, Povington Hill, Swyre Head and Rollington Hill are all famous throughout these parts.
We have the sea views and southern costal climate to help you along the way so bring your sun block!