An exhilarating cycle ride of 18 miles through the beautiful countryside surrounding Lulworth Castle, with an extended route down to Lulworth Cove. Some of the hills may be steep but the views are definitely worth the effort.
Cycle hire is available from Cyclexperience.
|Starting point:||Wareham Quay - nearest postcode: BH20 4LP|
|Alternative starting points:||Stoborough, Wool or West Lulworth|
|Distance:||18 miles (28.8km) plus extended route|
|Average time needed:||4 hours|
|Grading:||Moderate - Mostly minor roads, one A-road crossing|
For a copy of the leaflet in large print, please call 01929 577237.
Note:The section between East Lulworth and Holme Lane travels across land owned by the Ministry of Defence (MoD), and as a result is sometimes closed to public access. It is advisable to check that the roads are open in advance - please call 01929 404819.
|Relevant Ordnance Survey map:||Explorer Map No.OL15 (Purbeck and South Dorset). You can buy a copy from Discover Purbeck Information Centre in Wareham.|
|Cycle parking:||Cycle parking is found at Wareham Quay (for 4 bikes) and Lulworth Castle (for 10 bikes).|
|Public transport:||There are railway stations on the Weymouth to London Waterloo line at Wareham and Wool. Most trains can accommodate a number of bikes on each journey. The Northport Greenway cycle route links Wareham Railway Station to Wareham Quay.|
|Car parking:||Long stay parking is available at Purbeck Sports Centre and West Lulworth.|
|Facilities and refreshments:||There is a cafe and public toilets at Purbeck Sports Centre. There are also refreshments available in Wareham, West Holme, East Lulworth and West Lulworth. Public toilets can be found in Wareham, Wool and West Lulworth.|
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Please take care on all roads and follow the Highway Code.