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Lawrence Cycle Ride

A 22 mile route through the Frome Valley, taking in Moreton church (Lawrence of Arabia’s last resting place) and looping to the north of Purbeck across Bere Heath.

Cycle hire is available from Cyclexperience.

Details of the Lawrence Cycle Ride
Starting point: Purbeck School & Sports Centre  - postcode: BH20 4PH
Alternative starting points: Wool, Moreton, Bere Regis or Stoborough
Distance: 22 miles (35.2km)
Average time needed: 4 to 5 hours
Grading: Moderate to Difficult - Mostly minor roads, plus short A-road and off-road sections near Moreton and Briantspuddle
Route leaflet:

Pick up a copy of the route leaflet from Discover Purbeck Information Centre in Wareham or download a copy of the  Lawrence Ride leaflet for free.

For a copy of the leaflet in large print, please call 01929 557237.

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: Cycling parking is found at Purbeck Sports Centre (for 12 bikes) and Wool Railway Station (for 20 bikes).
Public transport: There are railway stations on the Weymouth to London Waterloo at Wareham, Wool 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.
Car parking: Long stay parking is available at Purbeck Sports Centre.
Facilities and refreshments: There is a cafe and toilets at Purbeck Sports Centre. There is also refreshments at Wareham, West Holme, Wool and Moreton. Public toilets can be found in Wareham and Wool.
Other things to do in the area:

Wareham Forest WayThe Purbeck WayThe Purbeck Way
West Route
The Wareham Two Rivers WalksWareham Museum, Clouds Hill, Tank Museum, Monkey World Ape Rescue

Spending a few days in Dorset? Find somewhere to stay on the website.

Please take care on all roads and follow the Highway Code. 


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