The Northport Greenway and Woodlark Trail provides a safe walking route from Wareham Quay to Wareham Forest via the Railway Station. The Woodlark Trail is a circular route around Wareham Forest and both routes are signposted.
|Start point:||Wareham Quay
Nearest postcode: BH20 4LP or grid ref: SY 923 872
|Distance:||5 miles in total (circular route)|
|Typical time to complete the walk:||2.5 hours|
|Relevant Ordnance Survey map:||
Explorer Map No.OL15 (Purbeck and South Dorset). You can buy a copy from Discover Purbeck Information Centre.
|Footwear:||Walking boots are recommended all year round.|
|Parking:||Long stay parking in Wareham is available at Streche Road or Connegar Lane.|
|Facilities and Refreshments:||Wareham has a variety of cafes, pubs and restaurants. The nearest public toilets are found on The Quay or at Howards Lane car park.|
|Things to do in the area:||
Purbeck cycle rides, Wareham Forest Way, The Purbeck Way, The Purbeck Way West Route, The Wareham Two Rivers Walks, Morden Bog, Stoborough Heath, Hartland Moor, Arne RSPB Nature Reserve, Wareham Museum
|Staying a while in Wareham?||
You can find walker-friendly accommodation on the Visit Dorset website.
The Northport Greenway
This route runs for 3 miles (circular) and provides a safe cycling or walking route from Wareham Quay, through the quiet streets of the town, past the Railway Station, through Northmoor and onto Wareham Forest, where it then links with the Woodlark Trail.
The route is signposted outbound towards Wareham Forest and the return journey towards the Town Centre. Parts of the route have been improved by installing lighting, signage and crossings.
You can download a copy of the Northport Greenway map.
The Woodlark Trail
This is a circular walking route around Wareham Forest of 2 miles following the coloured posts. The Northport Greenway links to the Woodlark Trail at it's southern entrance. The Woodlark Trail can also be accessed from the walkers car park off the Wareham to Bere Regis road. This trail was created by the Forestry Commission.
You can download a copy of the Wareham Forest Way and Woodlark Trail leaflet.