The Commoners Ways is a stunning circular walk which starts and finishes in Kingston, near Corfe Castle.

Take in the beautiful views and maybe stop for lunch or afternoon tea at Corfe Castle village half-way along the route.

Bus number 40 connects Kingston to Corfe Castle, so if you don't want to walk the whole way, take the bus to Corfe Castle and walk back - this means you can take your time and not rush your walk to catch the bus.

Start point: St James' Church, Kingston
Nearest postcode: BH20 5LL or grid ref: SY 955 795
Distance: 5 ½ miles (8.8km)
Typical time to complete the walk: 3-4 hours
Route leaflet:

You can download a copy of the Commoners Ways leaflet.

Relevant Ordnance Survey map:

Explorer Map No.OL15 (Purbeck and South Dorset). You can buy a copy from Discover Purbeck Information Centre


Walking boots are recommended all year - wellington boots are better in winter or after heavy rain.

Public transport:
Parking: There is a small walkers car park found on the road past the church on the left.
Facilities and Refreshments: There are a variety of places to eat in Kingston and Corfe Castle. Public toilets are found in Corfe Castle village.
Other activities in the area:

Purbeck cycle ridesThe Purbeck WayCorfe CastleCorfe Castle Model VillageSwanage Railway.

Staying a while in the area? You can find walker-friendly accommodation on the Visit Dorset website


Other walks in Purbeck

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