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Round Dorset Walk

286 km / 178 miles

Bournemouth, Dorset, Poole
'A Round Dorset Walk' utilises established routes, ancient paths and track-ways, whilst circumnavigating one of the most remarkable counties in England. The route does not adhere faithfully to the county boundary; instead it seeks out ridges and high places and avoids road walking wherever possible.

From the stunning Poole Harbour beneath the Purbeck Hills, the walker sets out towards the peaceful downs of Cranborne Chase, across the rolling hills of Blackmore Vale and Marshwood Vale, finally to return to the dramatic coastal path from which they started.

The journey is completed along the Jurassic Coast and two memorable ridge walks. The first begins at Abbotsbury Castle and looks down on the coast at Weymouth and Portland. The second travels into the heart of the Isle of Purbeck before turning back to the coast at Corfe Castle.


Details:

Path Type
Other Paths
Attributes
Downland/Wolds; River
Start
SZ038871 - Sandbanks Ferry, North Haven Point, Poole, Dorset
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Finish
SZ036867 - South Haven Point, Sandbanks, Dorset
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Open Date
2006

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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:
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
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Hostel Accommodation
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8 Km
Hotels
Crossroads Hotel  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
11 Km
Self-catering
Holidays by the Water  (bookable online)
1 Km
16 Km
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Avon Breeze  (bookable online)
2 Km
16 Km
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Moortown Lodge B&B  (bookable online)
5 Km
41 Km
Self-catering
Alderholt Mill  (bookable online)
4 Km
50 Km
B & B Accommodation
Alderholt Mill  (bookable online)
4 Km
50 Km
Walkers are Welcome
4 Km
99 Km
Hostel Accommodation
3 Km
174 Km
B & B Accommodation
Hix Townhouse  (bookable online)
3 Km
180 Km
Bunk House
< 1 Km
182 Km
Hotels
Eypes Mouth Country Hotel  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
190 Km
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< 1 Km
238 Km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 Km
274 Km
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Rivendell Guest House  (bookable online)
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274 Km

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Route Profile:

286.3 Km (177.9 miles)
6,126 m (20,098 ft) ascent
269 m (883 ft)  maximum height