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Bankes Arms

Picture by Martin B

Picture by Martin B

The Bankes Arms Country Inn is situated at the start of the famous Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site at Studland. The Bankes Arms Country Inn is also the home of the Isle of Purbeck Brewery where fine ales are brewed on the premises

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Picture by Jim Champion

Picture by Jim Champion

The village of Studland and beach were used as a training area before the D-Day landing in the Second World War. On top of Redend Point, a small sandstone cliff which splits the beach in two at high tide, is Fort Henry. Built in 1943 by Canadian engineers, it is 90 feet long, with 3 feet thick walls and an 80 feet wide recessed observation slit. On April 18, 1944 King George VI, General Sir Bernard Montgomery and General Dwight D. Eisenhower, met here to observe the training troops and discuss the plans for the coming battle.

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Picture by Jim Champion

Picture by Jim Champion

The Agglestone is an extraordinary insulated rock, which rests on an apparently natural eminence to the west of Studland Bay. Also known as the Devil’s Night-Cap or Devil’s Anvil; and there is a tradition, that his Satanic Majesty threw it from the Isle of Wight, depending on the teller his target was Corfe Castle, Blindon Abbey or Salisbury Cathedral

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See Day 1 for the background on the 2009 Jurassic Coast Challenge.

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The votwo Jurassic Coast Challenge is the original (and quite possibly the best) coastal running challenge in the UK. Inspired by the late Paul Hart who ran the route in the early 1980s preparing for the London marathon it was reborn in 2006 as a mass participation event with 12 competitors braving the course between Lyme Regis and Studland.

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Old Harry Rocks

Old Harry Rocks by Gillie

Old Harry Rocks by Gillie

Old Harry Rocks are chalk stacks located directly east of Studland and to the north of Swanage. It is also believed that the rocks were once connected to The Needles on the Isle of Wight.

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Long Distance Call

Long Distance Call by Phil Yorke

Long Distance Call by Phil Yorke

This classic British phone box is not a movie prop but is actually located on Studland Beach, just next to the Sandbanks ferry.

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