A 47 mile, long distance route for the dedicated cyclist, taking in stunning coastal views, beautiful rural landscapes and interesting historic landmarks.
Cycle hire is available from Cyclexperience.
|Starting point:||Wareham Quay - postcode: BH20 4LP|
|Alternative starting points:||Purbeck Park, Corfe Castle, Swanage, West Lulworth, Moreton or Bere Regis|
|Distance:||47 miles (75.2km)|
|Average time needed:||All day/weekend for entire route or can be ridden in small sections|
|Grading:||Difficult - Mainly on road, several very steep hills|
For a copy of the leaflet in large print, please call 01929 557237.
Note:Sections of this route travel across land owned by the Ministry of Defence (MoD), and as a result is sometimes closed to public access. It is advisable to check in advance that the roads are open - please call 01929 404819.
|Cycle parking:||Cycle parking is found at Wareham Quay (for 4 bikes), Norden Car Park (for 30 bikes), Corfe Castle (for 10 bikes), Swanage (for 10 bikes) and Lulworth Castle (for 10 bikes).|
|Relevant Ordnance Survey map:||Explorer Map No.OL15 (Purbeck and South Dorset). You can buy a copy from Discover Purbeck Information Centre in Wareham.|
There are railway stations on the Weymouth to London Waterloo line at Wareham and Moreton. Most trains can accommodate a number of bikes on each journey. The Northport Greenway cycle route links Wareham Railway Station to Wareham Quay.
Swanage Railway operates a vintage train service between Swanage, Herston, Harman's Cross, Corfe Castle and Norden. The Railway has a guards carriage for bicycles.
|Facilities and refreshments:||There are cafes and pubs in Wareham, Corfe Castle, Swanage, East Lulworth, West Lulworth and Moreton. Public toilets can be found in Wareham, Corfe Castle, Swanage and West Lulworth.|
|Other things to do in the area:||
Wareham Forest Way, The Purbeck Way, The Purbeck Way
Spending a few days in Dorset? Find somewhere to stay on the visit-dorset.com website.
Please take care on all roads and follow the Highway Code.