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East Lulworth Cycle Ride

An exhilarating 18 mile (28.8km) circular on-road cycle ride through the beautiful countryside surrounding Lulworth Castle, with an extended cycle route down to Lulworth Cove.

Some of the hills may be steep but the views are definitely worth the effort.

East Lulworth Cycle Ride

Starting point:           Wareham Quay - nearest postcode: BH20 4LP
Alternative starting

Stoborough, Wool or West Lulworth

Distance:18 miles (28.8km) plus extended route

Average time

4 hours


Moderate - Mostly minor roads, one A-road crossing

Route leaflet:

Purchase a copy of the route leaflet at the Discover Purbeck Information Centre or download a copy of the  East Lulworth Ride Cycle leaflet (pdf, 2Mb) (opens in a new window).

Note:The section between East Lulworth and Holme Lane travels across land owned by the Ministry of Defence (MoD), and as a result is sometimes closed to public access. It is advisable to check that the roads are open in advance - please call 01929 404819.

Relevant Ordnance
Survey map:
Explorer Map No.OL15 (Purbeck and South Dorset). You can buy a copy from the Discover Purbeck Information Centre.
Cycle parking:

Cycle parking is found at Wareham Quay and Lulworth Castle.

Public transport:
Car parking:

Long stay parking is available at Streche Road car park, Wareham

Facilities and

There are  pubs, cafes or restaurants (opens in a new window) in Wareham, West Holme, East Lulworth and West Lulworth.

Things to do in
the area:

Priory RideLawrence RidePurbeck Ride, Northport Greenway and Sika Cycle Trail, South West Coast Path, Tyneham, Lulworth Castle and Park (opens in a new window), Coombe Heath (opens in a new window)

Spending a few days in the area? Find  cycle friendly accommodation (opens in a new window).

Please take care on all roads and follow The Highway Code (opens in a new window).

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