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Northport Greenway and Sika Cycle Trail

The Northport Greenway and Sika Cycle Trail provides a safe cycling route from Wareham Quay to Wareham Forest via the railway station. The route is signposted and is 10 miles (16km) in length, including a 7 mile (11.2km) off-road bike ride around Wareham Forest.

Cycle hire (opens in a new window) is available from Wareham Railway Station.

Please be aware that some parts of the Trail might be closed due to forestry works in the forest.

Northport Greenway and Sika Cycle Trail

Start point:Wareham Quay - nearest postcode: BH20 4LP
Alternative start point:Wareham Railway Station
Distance:10 miles (16km) or 8 ½ miles  (13.6km) if starting and finishing at Wareham Railway Station
Average time needed:2 hours
Grading:Easy - Mostly traffic free or off-road cycling.
Route leaflet:

Northport Greenway and Sika Cycle Trail leaflet - to be printed on A3 paper (pdf, 1Mb) (opens in a new window)

Northport Greenway map - to be printed on A4 paper in colour (pdf, 251kb) (opens in a new window)

Sika Cycle Trail map - to be printed on A4 paper in colour (pdf, 1Mb) (opens in a new window)

Cycle parking:Found at Wareham Quay and Wareham Railway Station.
Relevant Ordnance Survey map:Explorer Map No.OL15 (Purbeck and South Dorset). You can buy a copy from the Discover Purbeck Information Centre.
Public transport:
Car parking:Long stay parking is available at Streche Road car park, Wareham.
Facilities and refreshments:Wareham has a variety of cafes, pubs and restaurants (opens in a new window). The nearest public toilets are found on Wareham Quay or at Howards Lane car park.
Things to do in the area:

Car Free Days Out, Purbeck Cycle Rides, Wareham Forest Way, The Purbeck Way, The Purbeck Way West Route, The Wareham Two Rivers Walks, Wareham Forest (opens in a new window), Morden Bog (opens in a new window) Stoborough Heath (opens in a new window), Hartland Moor (opens in a new window), Arne RSPB Nature Reserve (opens in a new window), Wareham Museum (opens in a new window)

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


The Northport Greenway

The Greenway is a circular route at just over 3 miles (4.8km), providing a safe cycling or walking route from Wareham Quay, through the quiet streets of the town, past the Railway Station, through Northmoor Park and onto Wareham Forest, where it then links with the Sika Cycle Trail. The route is signposted out towards Wareham Forest and returning towards Town Centre. Dorset County Council have improved parts of the route by installing lighting, signage, crossings and surfaces. 

The Sika Cycle Trail

This trail is a circular ride of 7 miles (11.2km) around Wareham Forest. The trail follows tracked routes through the forest and heath. It is generally flat with a couple of slopes and is suitable for families with older children. Simply follow the blue arrows around the route. The route is linked to The Northport Greenway at its southern point. The Sika Cycle Trail was created by the Forestry Commission (opens in a new window)

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