Corfe and Arne Road Ride
Cycling Route

Type: Road Ride

Distance: 15 miles

Total Ascent: 310m (approx)

Starting location:

National Trust Car Park, below Corfe Castle
OS Reference: SY 95904 82464


A ride around the Isle of Purbeck from Corfe Castle to Creech, Stoborough, Arne and Hartland Moor. Some steep hills with stunning views over the Isle of Purbeck and across Poole Harbour. This ride can be combined with the Purbeck Road Ride to create a 28 mile loop starting from Swanage or Corfe Castle.

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These routes have been recorded using a Garmin GPS unit. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the available data files due to differences between GPS devices.


1 - Start NT Car Park - Start at the National Trust Car Park below Corfe Castle on the A351, exit car park then left then take next right around the back of Corfe Castle. Follow road through Church Knowle until you come to a sharp right corner with Y junction at the top of the hill.

2 - Grange Hill Junction - Follow road to the right and along the top of the hill. There is a car park on the right which often has an ice cream van in the summer. Continue along the road and down steep hill through the trees.

3 - T junction - At second T junction on your right signpost Creech 1 turn right and follow road through Creech and past the duck pond.

4 - T Junction - Turn left at junction and follow road until you come to roundabout.

5 - Roundabout - At roundabout go straight across following sign for Arne

6 - Junction Corfe Road and New Road - Turn right onto New Road and follow road past houses until cross roads.

7 - Cross Roads - At cross roads turn right and follow road towards Arne until second junction signposted Corfe Castle 3

8 - Junction - Turn right at junction and follow road across the heathland over 2 cattle grids until you come to a T junction past railway bridge.

9 - T junction - Turn right at junction and then left at roundabout and follow road back to Corfe Castle and start.

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