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Lawrence Cycle Ride

A 22 mile (35.2km), mainly on-road, circular cycle ride through the Frome Valley, taking in St Nicholas Church at Moreton, Lawrence of Arabia's last resting place and looping to the north of Purbeck across Bere Heath.

Lawrence Cycle Ride

Starting point:              Purbeck School & Sports Centre - postcode: BH20 4PH
Alternative starting

Wool, Moreton, Bere Regis or Stoborough

Distance:22 miles (35.2km)

Average time needed:

4 to 5 hours


Moderate to Difficult - Mostly minor roads, plus short A-road and off-road sections near Moreton and Briantspuddle

Route leaflet:

Pick up a copy of the route leaflet at the Discover Purbeck Information Centre or download a copy of the  Lawrence Cycle Ride leaflet (pdf, 3Mb) (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 found at Purbeck Sports Centre and Wool Railway Station.

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, Wool and Moreton.

Other activities in
the area:

Priory RideEast Lulworth Ride, Purbeck Ride, The Lawrence of Arabia Trail, Turners Puddle Heath Coombe Heath (opens in a new window), Clouds Hill (opens in a new window), Tank Museum (opens in a new window), Monkey World (opens in a new window), Tadnoll and Winfrith Heaths (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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