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 to catch a 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|
You can download a copy of the Commoners Ways leaflet (pdf, 1Mb) (opens in a new window).
|Relevant Ordnance Survey map:||Explorer Map No.OL15 (Purbeck and South Dorset). You can buy a copy from the Discover Purbeck Information Centre.|
Walking boots are recommended all year - wellington boots are better in winter or after heavy rain.
|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 (opens in a new window) in Kingston and Corfe Castle. Public toilets are found in Corfe Castle.|
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|Staying a while in the area?||You can find walker-friendly accommodation on the Visit Dorset website (opens in a new window).|
This walking route along with the Smugglers Ways and Quarrymans Ways was created by the Purbeck Keystone Project.
Name: Discover Purbeck Information Centre
Tel: 01929 552740
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