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Winspit Quarry

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Winspit Quarry
Worth Matravers, Dorset

Winspit Quarry was used to quarry stone before the Second World War, when it then became a naval/air defence site. The site is private, but the public is allowed to access the quarry and its caves at their own risk. The quarry is considered an excellent site for rock-climbing.

How to get here:

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Road: A35 - Take the junction off the A35 with the A351 near Poole, and follow this towards Wareham and then on towards Swanage. At the junction with the B3069 (after Corfe Castle), turn right heading towards Kingston; after the village there will be another junction on the right that heads to Worth Matravers. As you reach the village there is a public car park on the right-hand side. +

Parking Details

There is a public car park as you enter the village. 1.00 for the day.

Where to walk

Turn right out of the car park and follow the signs to the quarry. Note: its about a mile walk!

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisable"The Skin Room"

Photo

Photograph taken: 16th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

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Destiny of the Daleks (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 11 Jun 1979
The TARDIS materialises on a desolate planet.

 

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Photograph taken: 16th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

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Destiny of the Daleks (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 11 Jun 1979
The TARDIS materialises on a desolate planet.

 

Photo

Photograph taken: 16th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

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Destiny of the Daleks (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 11 Jun 1979
The Doctor looks at the cliff walls around them.

 

Photo

Photograph taken: 16th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

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Destiny of the Daleks (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 11 Jun 1979
The Doctor looks at the cliff walls around them.

 

Additional Notes:

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The "Skin Room" is the nickname for this area for rock-climbing.

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableThe North Front

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Photograph taken: 16th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

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Destiny of the Daleks (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 11 Jun 1979
The Doctor and Romana make their way out of the cave.

 

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Photograph taken: 16th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

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Destiny of the Daleks (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 15 Jun 1979
Romana makes her way back to the TARDIS.

 

Photo

Photograph taken: 16th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

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Destiny of the Daleks (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 14 Jun 1979
A funeral procession makes its way across the plain.

 

Photo

Photograph taken: 16th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

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Destiny of the Daleks (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 15 Jun 1979
A funeral procession makes its way across the plain.

 

Photo

Photograph taken: 16th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

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The Underwater Menace (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 13 Dec 1966

 

Photo

Photograph taken: 16th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

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Destiny of the Daleks (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 15 Jun 1979

 

Photo

Photograph taken: 16th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

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Destiny of the Daleks (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 12 Jun 1979
The Doctor and Romana run as drilling starts.

Destiny of the Daleks (3)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 11 Jun 1979
Romana and Tyson make their escape from the underground bunker.

 

Additional Notes:

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The photos follow the cliff face sequentially from the "Skin Room" across to the eastern face of this part of the quarry.

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableEast Cliff

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Photograph taken: 16th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

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Destiny of the Daleks (3)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 11 Jun 1979
Romana and Tyson make their way back to the Movellan ship.

 

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Photograph taken: 16th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

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Destiny of the Daleks (3)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 11 Jun 1979
A Dalek glides out in front of them.

 

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Photograph taken: 16th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

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Destiny of the Daleks (3)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 11 Jun 1979
Tyson climbs up above the Dalek.

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableQuarry Works

Photo

Photograph taken: 16th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

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Destiny of the Daleks (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 14 Jun 1979
The funeral party arrive at the burial site.

Destiny of the Daleks (3)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 14 Jun 1979
The Doctor spies a fresh burial mound ... Romana?

 

Photo

Photograph taken: 16th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

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Destiny of the Daleks (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 15 Jun 1979
The Doctor and Romana examine the ruins.

Destiny of the Daleks (3)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 15 Jun 1979
Romana returns back to the building the Doctor is trapped inside.

 

Photo

Photograph taken: 16th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

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Destiny of the Daleks (3)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 15 Jun 1979
The Doctor and Romana make their way through city ruins.

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableSouth Cliff

Photo

Photograph taken: 16th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

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Destiny of the Daleks (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 15 Jun 1979
The Doctor and Romana approach city ruins.

Destiny of the Daleks (4)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 14 Jun 1979
The Doctor hides from the Daleks as they pass by.

 

Photo

Photograph taken: 16th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

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Destiny of the Daleks (1)
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Destiny of the Daleks (4)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 14 Jun 1979
The Doctor examines the ground and Romana identifies it as concrete.

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableCave

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Photograph taken: 16th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

"The cave is at the far end of the quarry, and is quite deep. And pretty dark so taking photos of the right part is practically impossible without a torch! Guess what I didn't have ..."

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Destiny of the Daleks (2)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 14 Jun 1979
The prisoners are put to work in the mines.

 

Where to walk to next?

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Winspit Beach (The Underwater Menace). The beach is on the right as you leave the quarry.

Other nearby locations:

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Lulworth Cove (The Curse of Fenric). Road (16.6 miles, 42m) : Turn left out of the car park and follow the road to the B3069. Turn left and then continue along here until you reach Corfe, turning left onto the A351. Keep following the road until you reach the A352 roundabout, and then head left towards Weymouth/Dorchester. Lulworth is signposted on the left on the B3070, then follow this all the way down to the cove. Parking: car park (min 2.50 for 2 hours).

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Binnegar Heath Sand Pit (Destiny of the Daleks). Road: Turn left out of the car park and follow the road to the B3069. Turn left and then continue along here until you reach Corfe, turning left onto the A351. Keep following the road until you reach the A352 roundabout, and then head left towards Weymouth/Dorchester. Then on the right is Tolpuddle Road, and the quarry is on the right hand side just as the speed limit changes from 50mph to the national speed limit. Parking: roadside.

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Hanson's Aggregates (Binnegar Plain quarry) (Death to the Daleks): 9.52 miles.

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Masters Pit (The Caves of Androzani): 10.00 miles.

Further links about the location:

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Winspit Quarry Climbing - Details on climbing routes at the quarry.

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Winspit Strolling Guide - Details on walks in the Winspit area.

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Walks for Softies - Another walk, with visual directions (and where the quarry is)

Also seen in:

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Blake's 7: Games: The surface of Mecron 2.

Related Stories

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Destiny of the Daleks [11,14-15 Jun 1979]

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The Underwater Menace [12-13 Dec 1966]

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