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Northport Greenway and Sika Trail

The Northport Greenway and Sika Trail provides a safe walking route from Wareham Quay to Wareham Forest via the Railway Station. The Sika Trail is a circular route around Wareham Forest and both routes are signposted.

Northport Greenway and Sika Trail

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 at the Discover Purbeck Information Centre.
Footwear:Walking boots are recommended all year round.
Public transport:
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 (opens in a new window). The nearest public toilets are found on The Quay or at Howards Lane car park.
Things to do in the area:

Sika Cycle Trail, Purbeck cycle rides, Wareham Forest Way, The Purbeck Way, The Purbeck Way West Route, The Wareham Two Rivers Walks, Wareham Forest (opens in a new window), Morden Bog (opens in a new window) Stoborough Heath (opens in a new window), Hartland Moor (opens in a new window), Arne RSPB Nature Reserve (opens in a new window), Wareham Museum (opens in a new window)

Staying a while in Wareham?

You can find walker-friendly accommodation on the Visit Dorset website (opens in a new window).


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 Sika Trail. 

The route is signposted outbound towards Wareham Forest and the return journey towards the Town Centre. Dorset County Council have improved parts of the route by installing lighting, signage and crossings.

You can download a copy of the  Northport Greenway map (pdf, 251kb) (opens in a new window).

The Sika Trail

This is a circular walking route around Wareham Forest of 2 miles following the red coloured posts. The Northport Greenway links to the Sika Trail at it's southern entrance. The Sika Trail walking route can also be accessed from the walkers car park off the Wareham to Bere Regis road. This trail was created by the Forestry Commission (opens in a new window).

You can download a copy of the  Wareham Forest Way and Sika Trail map (pdf, 673kb) (opens in a new window).

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