Mudeford Sandbank to Bournemouth Pier Walk

A superb coastal walk along 7 miles of golden sandy beaches. Highlights include Christchurch Harbour, Mudeford Sandbank, Hengistbury Head, Southbourne Beach, Fisherman’s Walk, Boscombe Pier and Bournemouth Beaches and Pier. During the summer a new Breezer 70/80 bus service operates between Bournemouth Pier, Tuckton Bridge and Hengistbury Head allowing you you take a bus from Bournemouth to Tuckton Bridge and then take a vintage ferry across Christchurch Harbour to the start of the walk at Mudeford Sandbank. It’s then an easy 3 hour walk back along the coast to Bournemouth. For alternative starting options see details below.

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Corfe Castle to Kimmeridge, Swyre Head and Kingston Circular Walk

This is a medium 9.3 mile circular walk taking in some of the most picturesque locations on the Isle of Purbeck including Corfe Castle, Kimmeridge, Swyre Head and Kingston village. On a clear day you’ll get spectacular views as far as Bournemouth Bay, Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Swanage Bay, Weymouth Bay and the Isle of Portland.

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Abbotsbury to St Catherines Chapel and Chesil Beach Circular Walk

The Abbotsbury walk described below is an easy 3.2 mile circular walk taking in the highlights of Abbotsbury Village as well and St Catherines Chapel and Chesil Beach. Returning from Chesil Beach the route takes you past the entrance to Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens which is worth a visit (Allow at least 1 hr 30 mins to explore the gardens, check website link above for prices). Even if you don’t want to visit the Gardens you can still access the coffee shop/restaurant and toilet facilities.

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The Best Kimmeridge Walks

The Best Kimmeridge Walks includes 14 coastal walks starting in the small Dorset village of Kimmeridge. The village is located about 4.5 miles south of Wareham and 7 miles west of Swanage. The main attraction is the superb bay with its ledges and rock pools. In the summer it’s a popular destination for families as its a great place for snorkelling and discovering marine wildlife. There are toilets facilities but no shops or lifeguards.

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The Best Wareham Walks

The Best Wareham Walks includes 11 country and riverside walks starting in the historic market town of Wareham. Wareham is located between the River Piddle and the River Frome 8 miles southwest of Poole and 6 miles northwest of Corfe Castle. Wareham has a lovely riverside Quay in close proximity to excellent pubs and restaurants. It is frequently referred to as the “Gateway to the Isle of Purbeck”.

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