Corfe Castle and the Isle of Purbeck are great to visit at anytime of the year and in all weathers — but there’s something special when the sun is shining, the sky is blue and there’s not a cloud in sight.
Corfe offers some fantastic places to eat and drink, from cafés and tea-rooms, restaurants, pubs and take-aways — whether sitting in a garden enjoying the atmosphere or finding a quiet spot for a picnic, Corfe offers it all.
If you are planning a picnic, you can stay local and eat in the castle grounds, sit on the grass lawn of St Edwards Church, visit the playing field with the traditional swings, rocking horse and roundabout. If you are feeling energetic and happy to do a bit of walking you could explore the common or climb one of the hills for spectacular views across Corfe, Purbeck and beyond.
Below is a map showing the Car Parks and some of the best spots to have a Picnic.
Please remember to collect your rubbish and take it home, or use one of the bins in the village or car parks.
St Edwards Church: The church lawn is a perfect spot to watch the world go by.
The Train Stations: Watch the Swanage Steam Train as it visits Corfe Castle.
The Playing Field: Middle Halves playing field has picnic tables, plus swings, rocking horse and roundabout.
Corfe Common: The common offers great views across the village.
East and West Hill: Climb a hill for some spectacular views of Corfe and the surrounding area.
In the interest of safety, please do not use barbecues or open fires. Do not feed animals or livestock and keep your dogs under close control or on a lead.