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Hardy Hobble


44 km / 27 miles
This is a superb high ridge linear walk covering 27 miles from Corfe Castle to Hardy's Monument on Black Down and features some of the finest coastal and inland scenery in Dorset.

Please note the walk will be impossible if there is firing taking place on the Lulworth ranges. These ranges are closed to the public during the week and six weekends each year. Check these dates with the range officer at Bindon Abbey on 01929 462 721.


Path Type: Anytime Challenges
Attributes: Anytime Challenges
Start: SY959824 - Corfe Castle, Dorset View on StreetMap
Finish: SY613876 - Hardy's Monument, Black Down, Dorset View on StreetMap

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Route Description - PDF Hardy Hobble  (Garth H. Gunn ) Download File


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OS Landranger 194, 195
OS Landranger Active 194, 195
OS Explorer 15
OS Explorer Active 15

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Route Profile:

40.8 km (25.4 miles)
1,188 m (3,898 ft) ascent
234 m (768 ft)  maximum height

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