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Cliff and sea graphic and name on green discPurbeck Way West


14 km / 9 miles
The Purbeck Way West heads from Wareham through the villages of East Stoke and Coombe Keynes to end at picturesque Winfrith Newburgh. An additional loop descends south to the coastal village of West Lulworth to provide a circular walk from West Lulworth or Winfrith Newburgh. The route is waymarked with same distinctive green and white Purbeck Way discs. The route passes through common land, woodland, traditionally managed landscapes and even touches the Dorset Coast at Lulworth. The varied landscapes are home to Sika and Roe deer and the meadows, woodlands, chalk downs and sea cliffs host many species of bird, insect and flower.


Waymark: Cliff and sea graphic and name on green disc
Path Type: Other Paths
Waymark: Cliff and sea graphic and name on green disc
Attributes: Average Gradients
Start: SY924871 - Wareham, Dorset View on StreetMap
Finish: SY807847 - Winfrith Newburgh, Dorset View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Dorset Council - Purbeck Way West Route

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External download Dorset Council - Purbeck Way West Route  (Dorset Council  - 2019 ) Download


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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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:
OS Landranger 194, 195
OS Landranger Active 194, 195
OS Explorer 15
OS Explorer Active 15

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15.2 km (9.4 miles)
200 m (656 ft) ascent
81 m (266 ft)  maximum height

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