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South Dorset Group

We are the South Dorset Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

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  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
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Overview

A pleasant and fairly easy walk across heathland paths with nice views, approx 2.5hrs walking, 10.5km from Sunnyside Farm Car Park at Ridge near Wareham.  Starting along the old Blue Pool tramway, then heading east to cross Soldiers Road, then across Middlebere Heath and returning Westwards via Sleep Heath and back along the tramway.

Sunday, 21 April 2024
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
1:00 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
10.5km / 6.5mi
Ascent:
34m / 112ft
Type:
circular

Nice views across heathland to Corfe Castle, a couple of steep sandy sections, not too muddy anywhere and a short road section. Time for a brief stop for a drink and snack before the return leg.

Features

  • Car parking available
  • No Stiles

Starting point

Grid reference:
SY 93741 86304
Nearest postcode:
BH20 5BU
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Start time:
10:00 am

Car Park at entrance to Sunnyside Farm, (limited parking, £3 all day on Ringo App or free roadside parking nearby). Alternative roadside parking is several minutes away at Barndale Drive / Old Kiln Road.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking