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Dancing Ledge Caves

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50°35'30"-02°00'17" show decimal

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Dancing Ledge Caves
Langton Matravers, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset

The Dancing Ledge is the site of an old portland stone quarry, not too far from Winspit Quarry in Dorset. Now owned by the National Trust, the area is open to visitors and rock climbers. A number of caves exist along the coast here, though at Dancing Ledge the mining cave has now been sealed off to protect bat colonies.

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Winspit Beach (The Underwater Menace): 1.37 miles.

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Winspit Quarry (Destiny of the Daleks, The Underwater Menace): 1.42 miles.

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Binnegar Heath Sand Pit (Destiny of the Daleks): 9.55 miles.

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Hanson's Aggregates (Binnegar Plain quarry) (Death to the Daleks): 10.01 miles.

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Masters Pit (The Caves of Androzani): 10.50 miles.

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Lulworth Cove (The Curse of Fenric): 10.76 miles.

Production Notes:

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24 Dec 1971: Director Fiona Cumming visited the site as a possible location for filming The Mutants, but the caves were ultimately rejected on safety grounds, something that Chislehurst Caves was able to provide as a public attraction. (src :The Mutants DVD)

General Details:

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The Purbecks - Dancing Ledge - Langton Matravers

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Southampton University - Geology of Dancing Ledge

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National Trust - Coastal Walk - Dancing Ledge

Related Stories

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The Mutants [unused, n/a]: considered as a cave location

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