Welcome to Harmans Cross
Railway Station

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Harmans Cross makes a great starting point for exploring the Purbeck countryside, why not walk or cycle from here.

There are footpaths south to the stunning Jurassic Coastline, the Portland stone mining areas, to Corfe and to Swanage. Local camp sites provide the ideal place to stay, our trains run frequently in both directions so you can explore further what the Purbecks have to offer.

The station is located in a tranquil spot, within unspoilt rolling Dorset countryside which retains its agricultural charm and rolling hills which has inspired artists and writers for generations, including Thomas Hardy and Enid Blyton.

Local volunteers continue the traditions of station staff by carefully tending the station gardens, alongside period buildings typical of branchlines throughout Dorset – though you will find it unbelievable that the station was only opened in 1989!

Places of interest in and around Harmans Cross

Putlake Adventure Farm
A family orientated farm, with tractor rides, outdoor play equipment and a variety of animals. Our giant, indoor soft play area is probably one of the best in Dorset.
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Durlston Country Park
Situated in the south-east corner of the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, a mile south of Swanage, lies Durlston Country Park 320 acres of very special countryside.
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