Swyre Head

Swyre Head ( in the background here ) offers a good view over the Isle of Purbeck English Channel coast


Swyre Head is the highest point of the Purbeck Hills and the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, England.

He bears the same name as the Swyre Head on the Jurassic Coast. The two Heads Swyre apart about 18 kilometers.


The hill Swyre Head of the Purbeck Hills is located about 2 kilometers south-west of the village of Kingston, about 5 kilometers south of Corfe Castle and 8 kilometers west of Swanage.

Swyre Head is about 800 meters from the coast set back and is therefore not on the trail South West Coast Path. However, it can be easily reached from the villages of Kingston and Kimmeridge.

On Swyre Head is a trigonometric point with 203 meters height, but a tumulus ( grave mound ), now fully landscaped, is the highest point at 208 meters above sea level.


Swyre Head is made of chalk and is part of the extensive southern English chalk formation.

  • Mountain in Europe
  • Mountain in England
  • Mountain under 1000 meters
  • Isle of Purbeck
  • Jurassic Coast
  • Geography (Dorset)