A guided walk at the Spyway Dinosaur Footprints, near Worth Matravers in Purbeck, Dorset

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Hidden away in Purbeck, within a stone's throw of the Jurassic Coast, is the Spyway Dinosaur Footprints. Nestled alongside a working quarry and easily accessible from the Priest's Way walking path, these incredible footprints were made by Jurassic giants, 145 million years ago.

Visiting the footprints is a journey through time, back to when this part of the world was covered by swamps, lagoons, and ancient rivers, and patrolled by immense sauropods straight out of Jurassic Park. There are more than 100 fossilised dinosaur tracks preserved in the quarry site, which were made by giant sauropod dinosaurs, most likely brachiosaurs.

The footprints can be easily accessed from the nearby Priest’s Way walking trail, which is located a short walk from the village of Worth Matravers, and within a short drive of Swanage, Lulworth Cove, Corfe Castle and Wareham. The Spyway Dinosaur Footprints site is owned and managed by the National Trust. The Jurassic Coast Trust helped to produce the site’s interpretation board, and also run regular guided walks to the site led by our expert local Ambassadors.


Guided Walks to the Dinosaur Footprints

Our guided walks to the Spyway Dinosaur Footprints are gentle and taken at a leisurely pace, and are suitable for all ages (including buggies) and nearly all abilities; well-behaved dogs are welcome too!

We meet at the Square and Compass pub in Worth Matravers, and the walk to the quarry and back is wrapped up within two hours. A walk here makes for a perfect day out for the whole family. See our Shop for all upcoming walks dates.

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Spyway Dinosaur Footprints

Type:Historic Site

Langton Matravers, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 3HG

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