Tyneham Village and Flower's Barrow Walk

Tyneham Village and Flower's Barrow Walk

Tyneham Village and Flower's Barrow Walk
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A moderate 3.8 mile stroll along the South West Coast Path around the much-photographed chalk stacks rising spectacularly from the clear water off The Foreland at Studland. The same sea that carved the soft rock into caves and arches also polished the vertical cliffs to a dazzling white. There are far-ranging views over Swanage in one direction and Wareham and Bournemouth in the other. There are some long but gentle climbs and descents.
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jivebanana
Coulsdon, UK618 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
I knew nothing about this village until I read about it in a book called ‘The Ghost Village Murder’ and become intrigued. As the land that the village is on is owned by the MoD as a large area for manoeuvres including artillery practice, there are limited times that you can visit - some weekends- but not all so you will need to check. The village is located down a lane and there is a gate that is opened and closed to permit entry. There is a large car park too. The village and its history are fascinating. It was commandeered by the MoD during the Second World War with the proviso that all of the villagers could return after the war was over. Sadly that never happened and for many villagers who rented their houses there was absolutely no compensation. The church, one of the few properties still intact, has an exhibition telling the story of the village and its villagers and the schoolroom remains as it would have been when it was left. There are other more derelict properties to explore and others that are fenced off but all have their stories. Some of the people interred in the churchyard are ex villagers who returned to be buried there. There is s walk down to the coast from the village but sadly we did not have the time to do this. Such a beautiful, powerful but incredibly sad story. This village is definitely worth a visit.
Written 7 October 2023
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Maureen W
43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
This village is well worth the visit. So interesting reading about the people who lived there & sad that they could never go back.
Written 29 March 2023
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CJ
Bedfordshire, UK62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
I’ve been wanting to visit Tyneham for ages since I saw it on tv. It’s set in a beautiful area …really pretty. It was good to walk around the little village, church and school rooms etc..very poignant to see things like the childrens names on their pegs and their school work on desks. There is a nice little coffee place and toilets ( although they are a bit basic ). It doesn’t cost anything to enter however they do suggest a £2 donation to keep things going. Check website as they’re only open certain days and not when the military are firing. It’s a bit off the beaten track but worth a visit
Written 16 July 2022
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Jacky046
Bedford, UK20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
An absolutely amazing deserted village. We went 35 years ago with our children when it was far more overgrown. It has been brilliantly restored with school, church etc able to be explored with artefacts from the time. There is a horse box cafe serving lovely coffee and snacks. I came away wanting to read anything I could get my hands on about Tyneham. We will definitely return.
Written 23 April 2022
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Lucy S
55 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Friends
This was an amazing hidden gem, an abandoned village deep in the lulworth army ranges. However in the last year they have not just blocked off all the houses but done so with 6ft high wire fencing making the place look like a prison camp. They have also not moved the information boards they used to have about the individual family stories which are still in the houses so you can’t read them. I always sued to bring friends when they visit the area but I will not be back now until they are removed.
Written 20 November 2021
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Ridvan-1
London, UK48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
A snapshot of a village stuck in time! Incredible. Highly recommended. Also with you taking some before setting off so you can enjoy it there.
Written 28 August 2021
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Joseph N
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
Really unusual place to visit which captures how things would have been when the people of Tyneham had to leave. The walk down to Worbarrow Bay is definitely worth it, too. As the village can be difficult to find as there is no postcode to use for a satnav and it's off the beaten track, try downloading the free app - what3words - as this will give you the exact location and driving instructions.
Written 24 August 2021
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James B
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
Whilst the views of the coves are stunning and the history surrounding the deserted village is intriguing. The sight of a woman urinating behind her car in the car park whilst her friend looks on and the discarded bags of dog waste on the paths and around the village sight are testament to the blatant disregard of common decency by this ever growing dog ownership fad and the human race.
Written 22 August 2021
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Jez H
Isle of Portland, UK23 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
It's a real shame that donations are being spent on cheap fencing to restrict public access to the buildings that have been in the same state for years. Spend the money on securing the buildings and the history rather than on fences and warning signs. If maintenance is too hard work for you, give up your job and find somebody who will look after this important piece of history properly.
Written 29 December 2020
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the truthful one
Didcot, UK39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Family
When visiting tyneham, you need to understand its not a theme park or a adventure playground. This is a national Trust area, its all about our history and our countryside. There are toilets. The beach is a good mile walk and from the village.
Written 28 October 2020
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