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Priory Cycle Ride

The Priory Ride is an on-road circular cycle ride of 8 miles (12.8km), from Wareham through the Frome Valley.

A cycle ride from the historic walled town of Wareham to the villages of East and West Holme.


Priory Cycle Ride

Starting point:Wareham Quay - nearest postcode: BH20 4LP
Alternative starting point: Stoborough
Distance:8 miles (12.8km)

Average Time needed:

1 hour

Grading:Moderate - Mostly minor roads. One A-road crossing using a cycle crossing.
Route leaflet:

Purchase a copy of the route leaflet at the Discover Purbeck Information Centre or download a copy of the  Priory Cycle Ride leaflet (pdf, 4Mb) (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.
Cycle parking:Cycle parking is available on Wareham Quay
Public transport:
Car parking:Long stay car parking in Wareham is available at Streche Road.
Facilities and refreshments: Refreshments (opens in a new window) are available in Wareham and West Holme. The nearest public toilets in Wareham are found on Wareham Quay.
Things to do in the area:

Car Free Days Out, Northport Greenway and Sika Cycle Trail, Lawrence Ride, East Lulworth Ride, Purbeck Ride, Wareham Walls, Wareham Forest Way, Wareham Two Rivers WalksThe Purbeck Way, The Purbeck Way West Route, Stoborough Heath (opens in a new window), Hartland Moor (opens in a new window) Arne RSPB Nature Reserve (opens in a new window), Wareham Forest (opens in a new window), Morden Bog (opens in a new window), Wareham Museum (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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