The Purbeck Way West Route is an extension of the popular Purbeck Way.
The Purbeck Way West Route begins in West Lulworth on the Jurassic Coast and heads north west to Winfrith Newburgh, east to Coombe Keynes and then either back to West Lulworth or north east to East Stoke.
|Start point:||West Lulworth
Nearest postcode: BH20 5RY or grid ref: SY 825 807
The route travels from West Lulworth and Lulworth Cove, north west to Winfrith Newburgh, east to Coombe Keynes and then either south back to West Lulworth or north east to East Stoke to catch a connecting bus to Wareham. This route is signposted. The route is 11 ¾ miles (18.9km) in total, however the route can be split into shorter sections and can be walked in either direction:
|Route leaflet:||Purchase a copy of the leaflet from the Discover Purbeck Information Centre or alternatively download the Purbeck Way West 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). Purchase a copy from the Discover Purbeck Information Centre.|
Walking boots are recommended all year round - wellington boots are better in winter or after heavy rain.
|Facilities and Refreshments:||
West Lulworth and Wareham have a variety of cafes, pubs and restaurants. You can also find a pub at Winfrith Newburgh. Public toilets are found next to the Lulworth Cove Heritage Centre or at Wareham Quay.
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Extending the route:
The Purbeck Way and Purbeck Way West Route can be combined to explore the whole of south Purbeck using the South West Coast Path or Wareham to link the two routes. If you want to take your time to really explore the area, the walks can easily be split into shorter sections and accommodation can be found along the way. Altogether the walks can take between 3 and 10 days depending on how fast you walk and how much time you want to spend in each town or village.