Ride 4: A Studland Sortie

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Ride Information

START/FINISH: National Trust and Bankes Arms car park, Manor Road, Studland BH19 3AU, 50.641745, -1.946943

DISTANCE: 27.3 miles/43.9km

ASCENT: 3129ft/954m


TERRAIN: Wide chalky doubletrack, forest and wooded singletrack, some grass and tarmac sections. Climbs tend to be long rather than steep.

NAVIGATION: Occasionally tricky. At the end of the track up to Ridgeway Hill, make sure you go through a gate to your left before continuing west, with the fence on your right. Following NCN Route 2 through Rempstone Heath, you will come to a staggered junction of five paths; don’t follow Route 2 straight on here but take the second trail on your left to head due south. OS Landranger 195 could be useful.


Ordnance Survey Map

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Open Street Map with information markers and elevation

Book Map

bikepacking1 Downloadables

Download .GPX file (right click to download)

Download map.pdf from the book (right click to download)

How to navigate using .GPX files

Eat & Drink

The Scott Arms, West Street, Kingston, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5LH, 01929 480270, www.thescottarms.com
Joe’s Cafe, South Beach, Studland, Dorset BH19 3AN


Olivers of Corfe Castle, 5 West Street, Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5HA, 01929 477111
Camp: East Creech Farm, Creech, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5AP, 01929 480519, www.eastcreechfarm.co.uk
Bivvy: Newton Heath or Smedmore Hill


Corfe Castle Village Stores, 25 East Street, Corfe Castle, Dorset BH20 5EE, 01929
Charlie the Bikemonger, 5 Queens Road, Swanage, Dorset BH19 2EQ, 01929 475833, www.charliethebikemonger.com

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