Acton is a
small hamlet situated near Langton Matravers approximately 3 miles
west of Swanage. Wareham 7 is miles away. The houses are mainly
built using Purbeck stone and is near one of the Purbecks
many stone quarries.
lies about one and a half miles from the Heritage Coast Line at
Dancing Ledge. The area around Acton is popular with walkers and
the cliff paths are easily accessible through the village. The first
know records of Acton are in the 1086 Domesday Book. Much of the
area is owned by the National Trust.
The house is
within 200 metres of the ancient Priests Way walk which passes
along the downs nearby.
There is a
network of footpaths to the cliff-top paths and close by spots of
Dancing ledge, Winspit, Chapmans Pool and Kimmeridge all names
to conjure with but each an idyllic place to spend lazy days, or
for a more enthusiastic walk.
Nearby beaches include:
Swanage town beaches: sandy and with all facilities adjacent. Good
safe swimming for children. Deck chairs and pedalo hire/rowing boats
etc available to hire.
Shell Bay: a beautiful expanse for nearly 3 miles of clean sand
backed by sand-dunes. Some toilet facilities and catering. Car parking
close by. Most of this beach is owned and operated by the National
Trust, including the half-mile naturist area.
Pool: a bit of a scramble to this wonderful bay with sandy and pebbled
areas set with some fishermens sheds only and surrounded by
towering cliffs. A haven for fossil hunters. Kimmeridge nearby has
similar rocky ledges at the water edge.
a shingle covered beach set in this memorable enclosed bay with
the recognisable arch at Durdle Door bay close by.
Acton Village is reached by the B3069 from Corfe Castle via Kingston
or from Swanage via Langton Matravers. The nearest train stations
are Poole and Bournemouth. The 143 bus from Poole to Swanage passes