Northport Greenway and Sika Trail
Details of Northport Greenway and Sika Trail
||Wareham Quay - nearest postcode: BH20 4LP
|Alternative start point:
||Wareham Railway Station
||10 miles (16km) or 8 ½ miles (13.6km) if starting and finishing at Wareham Railway Station
|Average time needed:
||Easy - Mostly traffic free or off-road
||Purchase a copy of the route leaflet from Discover Purbeck Information Centre in Wareham or download the Northport Greenway and Sika Trail leaflet for free.
||Cycle parking is found at Wareham Quay (for 4 bikes) and Wareham Railway Station (for 10 bikes)
|Relevant Ordnance Survey map:
||Explorer Map No.OL15 (Purbeck and South Dorset). You can buy a copy from Discover Purbeck Information Centre in Wareham.
||Wareham Railway Station(less than 1 mile from Wareham town centre) is on the Weymouth to London Waterloo line.
||Long stay parking is available at Streche Road and Connegar Lane in Wareham.
|Facilities and refreshments:
||Wareham has a variety of cafes, pubs and restaurants. The nearest public toilets are found on Wareham Quay.
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 Trail.
The route is signposted out towards Wareham Forest and returning towards Town Centre. Parts of the route have been improved by installing lighting, signage, crossings and surfaces.
The Sika 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 Trail was created by the Forestry Commission. Please be aware that some parts of the Trail might be closed due to forestry works in the forest.
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