Walking in Purbeck
Find routes and maps for walking trails in and around Purbeck.
From signposted rambles to self-guided walks and town trails - there are a variety of different walks to suit your needs. You can also find information about the The Lulworth Range Walks.
To see where our routes go, plus visitor attractions and picnic areas, download the Walk Around Purbeck map (pdf, 5Mb) (opens in a new window).
Short distance routes:
Swanage Town Trails - 1 mile circular routes around Swanage.
Wareham Town Walls walk - A 1 mile circular route around Wareham.
Quarrymans' Ways - A circular route around Acton and Langton Matravers. 1 ½ miles
The Wareham Two Rivers Walks - Circular walks along the Rivers Frome and Piddle. Between 2 ¼ and 3 ¼ miles
The Priests Way - From Swanage to Worth Matravers via Langton Matravers. 3 miles
Smugglers' Ways - A circular route from Worth Matravers and along the Coast Path. 3 miles
Studland and Ballard Down Round Walk - A circular walk from South Beach car park along the Purbeck Ridge and down to Old Harry Rocks. 4 ½ miles
Medium distance routes:
- Northport Greenway and Sika Trail - A circular route from Wareham Quay to Wareham Forest. 5 miles
Commoners' Ways - A circular route from Corfe Castle to Kingston. 5 ½ miles
The Lawrence of Arabia Trail - A circular route from Bovington to Moreton. 6 ¾ miles in total but can be split into smaller sections
Wareham Forest Way - Wareham to Sturminster Marshall via Morden. 13 miles in total one-way but can be split into smaller sections (6 or 7 mile sections)
The Purbeck Way - Wareham to the South West Coast Path via Corfe Castle. 15 ½ miles in total one-way but can be split into smaller sections (between 3 ¼ and 6 ¼ mile sections)
Long distance routes:
- South West Coast Path - 630 miles from Studland in Dorset to Minehead in Somerset (73 miles of which is in Dorset)