- Off Road Ride
- 9 miles
- Start From:
- National Trust Car Park, below Corfe Castle
- Total Ascent:
- 140m (approx)
- A mixed ride around Corfe Castle which includes flat forest tracks, open fields, challenging climbs and fast and flowing single-track.
01 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
02 Junction - After the stone bridge turn right at wooden gate and then left along track which goes up the side of the hill
03 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
04 Road - At the road go straight ahead and follow road down the hill and past quary on left. Continue along road past camping site until you come to a sharp left corner. Bridleway is on the right of this corner.
05 Start of Singletrack - Follow singletrack through woods and turn right at wooden bridge and contunue along singletrack until you come to Norden camp site.
06 Norden Camping Site - At camp site follow track through caravans and tents area and past farm yard to main road.
07 A351 Junction - Turn left onto A351 and follow road over railway and take next right onto rough road.
08 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.
09 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.