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START/FINISH: National Trust and Bankes Arms car park, Manor Road, Studland BH19 3AU, 50.641745, -1.946943
DISTANCE: 27.3 miles/43.9km
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
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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