Type: Off Road Ride
Distance: 9 miles
Total Ascent: 140m (approx)
National Trust Car Park, below Corfe Castle
OS Grid Ref: SY 95904 82464
A mixed ride around Corfe Castle which includes flat forest tracks, open fields, challenging climbs and fast and flowing single-track.
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 at NT car park - Exit the car park and turn left then right at T junction and follow road around the back of Corfe Castle
2 - Junction - After the stone bridge turn right at wooden gate and then left along track which goes up the side of the hill
3 - Y junction - Take the steep track to the right and past gate which is on the hill, continue along track on the top of the hill past gates until you come to a road
4 - Road - At the road go straight ahead and follow road down the hill and past quarry on left. Continue along road past camping site until you come to a sharp left corner. Bridleway is on the right of this corner.
5 - Start of Singletrack - Follow singletrack through woods and turn right at wooden bridge and continue along singletrack until you come to Norden camp site.
6 - Norden Camping Site - At camp site follow track through caravans and tents area and past farm yard to main road.
7 - A351 Junction - Turn left onto A351 and follow road over railway and take next right onto rough road.
8 - Junction New Line - Turn right onto rough track and follow past houses and turn right at bridleway sign. Continue along rough track to tarmac road.
9 - Junction - Continue straight ahead on road and follow until you come to a metal gate with stone pillars on each side. To the left of this gate is a sign post with wooden gates. Continue through wooden gates and follow track towards trees on right side.
10 - Wooden gate - At wooden gate, follow narrow track under trees until you come to a stone bridge with a wooden gate on far side.
11 - Stone bridge and gate - At gate continue across field following path and through next date into large field. Continue across path in field until you come to gate.
12 - Road - At road go straight ahead across the road and follow track through trees until you come to narrow gate at road.
13 - Road - Turn right onto narrow road and follow road South until you come to T junction.
14 - B3351 and Thrashers Lane - Turn right onto B3351 and follow road back to A351.
15 - A351 and B3351 - Turn right and follow A351 back to start. Caution very busy road in summer months.
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