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Name and cliff scene logo on green discPurbeck Way


43 km / 27 miles
A route through varied scenery including riverside, heathland, woodland and downland, taking in Corfe Castle, the Purbeck Hills and the dramatic Dorset coast. The Purbeck Way West (12.5 miles and waymarked) leads from the Purbeck Way at Wareham to Coombe Keynes with a loop to Lulworth. Both link with the Wareham Forest Way (13 miles and waymarked) at Wareham. See Stour Valley Way (Dorset).

Strider News - August 2024 (Path Update)



Waymark: Name and cliff scene logo on green disc
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Name and cliff scene logo on green disc
Attributes: Challenging
Start: SY924871 - Wareham, Dorset View on StreetMap
Finish: SY924871 - Wareham, Dorset View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Dorset Council - Purbeck Way Corfe to Swanage along the Purbeck Way [YouTube video]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download Dorset Council - Purbeck Way  (Dorset Council  - 2019 ) Download
Guidebook  (Joe Jackson  - December 2022 )


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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 15
OS Explorer Active 15
Other Paper Maps:
ZigZag 16 Stripmap
Purbeck Way & Wareham Forest Way (Yellow Publications - May 2016)

Walking Support Providers:

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Walking, Hiking and Cycling Holidays (Let's Go Walking! Ltd)

Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

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29 km
Bunk House
< 1 km
29 km

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Purbeck Way GPX Exchange Format Route File
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Route Profile:

43.3 km (26.9 miles)
1,072 m (3,517 ft) ascent
190 m (623 ft)  maximum height

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