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Ferndown, Stour and Forest Trail


16 km / 10 miles
An easy circular walk that can be split into two single walks, ideal for all the family. Starting in Ferndown, it weaves through the forest, across the heath and then along the banks of the River Stour before returning across farmland back to the start.


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Fern symbols on discs
Attributes: Easy
Start and Finish: SZ069993 - Ferndown, Dorset View on StreetMap

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Walking in Dorset  (Cicerone Press  - 1995 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 195
OS Landranger Active 195
OS Explorer 22, 118
OS Explorer Active 22, 118

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Route Profile:

17.8 km (11.1 miles)
169 m (554 ft) ascent
67 m (220 ft)  maximum height

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