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.
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Visiting the Spyway Dinosaur 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. It 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 were involved in producing the site’s interpretation board, and also host regular guided walks to the site starting from the famous Square and Compass pub in Worth Matravers.
Guided Walks to the Dinosaur Footprints
Our guided walks are gentle and taken at a leisurely pace, and are suitable for all ages (including buggies) and nearly all abilities, and 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 online shop for all upcoming walks dates.