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White arrow on named green discPoole Harbour Trail


64 km / 40 miles
Poole Harbour is said to be the second largest natural harbour in the world. This national treasure provides access to some stunning countryside and woodland as well as providing wonderful views around the harbour itself. It is rich in wildlife and has attractive towns and villages set in some of the best walking areas in South West England. There are six waymarked linear walks around the harbour. Each walk is described by a leaflet that can be bought from local tourist information offices, directly from Poole Harbour Trails Community Group or downloaded from the website (see below) where there are also another 15 circular walks highlighting some of the key points of the trail. The trail is waymarked at convenient spots but walkers are advised to carry the appropriate leaflet or a map of the area.

Now an award-winning community project, the trails concept was the result of the ideas and research of local walkers Peter Strudwick and Bernard Corby.


Waymark: White arrow on named green disc
Path Type: Other Paths
Waymark: White arrow on named green disc
Attributes: Easy
Start and Finish: SZ009902 - Poole, Dorset View on StreetMap
User Group: Poole Habour Trails Community Group Poole Habour Trails Community Group
Web Sites: Poole Harbour Trails - Linear Walks


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Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
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Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 195
OS Landranger Active 195
OS Explorer 15, 118
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Route Profile:

63.9 km (39.7 miles)
439 m (1,440 ft) ascent
27 m (89 ft)  maximum height

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