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Commoners Ways

View of Corfe Castle from Kingston

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.

Commoners' Ways

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
Route leaflet:

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.
Footwear:

Walking boots are recommended all year - wellington boots are better in winter or after heavy rain.

Public transport:
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.
Other activities in the area:

Car Free Days Out, Purbeck cycle rides, The Purbeck Way, Corfe Castle (opens in a new window), Corfe Castle Model Village (opens in a new window), Swanage Railway (opens in a new window)

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.

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