Purbeck Cycle Ride
A 47 mile, long distance route for the dedicated cyclist, taking in stunning coastal views, beautiful rural landscapes and interesting historic landmarks.
Cycle hire is available at Norden Car Park.
Details of the Purbeck Cycle Ride
||Wareham Quay - postcode: BH20 4LP
|Alternative starting points:
||Norden Car Park, Corfe Castle, Swanage, West Lulworth, Moreton or Bere Regis
||47 miles (75.2km)
|Average time needed:
||All day/weekend for entire route or can be ridden in small sections
||Difficult - Mainly on road, several very steep hills
||Pick up a copy of the route leaflet at Discover Purbeck Information Centre in Wareham or download a copy of the Purbeck Ride leaflet for free.
Note:Sections of this route travel across land owned by the Ministry of Defence (MoD), and as a result is sometimes closed to public access. It is advisable to check in advance that the roads are open - please call 01929 404819.
||Cycle parking is found at Wareham Quay (for 4 bikes), Norden Car Park (for 30 bikes), Corfe Castle (for 10 bikes), Swanage (for 10 bikes) and Lulworth Castle (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.
There are railway stations on the Weymouth to London Waterloo line at Wareham and Moreton. Most trains can accommodate a number of bikes on each journey. The Northport Greenway cycle route links Wareham Railway Station to Wareham Quay.
Swanage Railway operates a vintage train service between Swanage, Herston, Harman's Cross, Corfe Castle and Norden. The Railway has a guards carriage for bicycles.
Long stay parking is available at Streche Road and Connegar Lane in Wareham. If you would like to start the ride in Corfe Castle, parking is available at Norden Car Park.
|Facilities and refreshments:
||There are cafes and pubs in Wareham, Corfe Castle, Swanage, East Lulworth, West Lulworth and Moreton. Public toilets can be found in Wareham, Corfe Castle, Swanage and West Lulworth.
|Other things to do in the area:
Wareham Forest Way, The Purbeck Way, The Purbeck Way
West Route, The Wareham Two Rivers Walks, Wareham Museum, Stoborough Heath, Hartland Moor, Arne RSPB Nature Reserve, Swanage Railway, Corfe Castle, Castle Castle Model Village, Dorset Waterpark, Lulworth Castle and Park, South West Coast Path, Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Clouds Hill
Spending a few days in Dorset? Find somewhere to stay on the visit-dorset.com website.
Please take care on all roads and follow the Highway Code.