Old Harry Ride
Cycling Route

Type: Off Road Ride

Distance: 9 miles

Total Ascent: 280m (approx)

Starting location:

Main Beach Car Park
Victoria Avenue
BH19 1PW
OS Grid Ref: SZ 02667 79104


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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 - At the exit of the car park, turn right then left up Northbrook Road, continue to a mini roundabout.

2 - Roundabout - Turn right at the roundabout and continue to the cross roads with Ulwell Road.

3 - Junction and Cross Road - At the junction with Ulwell Road, continue straight ahead onto Whitecliff Road until you come to a stone building on your left and a bridleway sign on the left side.

4 - Start of Whitecliff - Turn left and follow the steep bridleway up to a wooden gate, go though the gate and follow the very steep chalk path up the side of the hill. Continue though the next gate until you reach the top of the hill and a wooden sign post.

5 - Top of Ballard Down - Turn right at the top of the hill and follow the well used path heading East. Continue though the next gate and follow the path along the top of the cliff turning North . Take care on this section as the path is often busy with walkers.

6 - The Foreland - At the foreland and Old Harry Rocks, stop for a photo (not too close to the edge) and then continue left heading West following the wide path to Studland.

7 - Manor Road junction - At the junction with Manor Road, continue straight ahead and follow Waterly Lane up the hill, turning right into School Lane until you come to a cross roads with the village shop on your right.

8 - Cross Road - At the cross roads, continue straight ahead onto Heath Green Road and follow this until you come to a rough track on the right side marked Playing Field.

9 - Junction - Turn right and follow the rough track until you come to a bridle way on the left side.

10 - Bridleway - Turn left and follow the sandy bridleway heading west though heathland and past the golf course.

11 - Golf Course - At the junction at the top of the hill and golf course, turn left and follow the bridleway to the B3351 and wooden gates.

12 - Gate - Turn Right onto B3351 and continue along the road until you reach the next junction on your left.

13 - Junction - Turn left at the junction and follow the road back down the hill to Ulwell Road.

14 - Junction - Turn right onto Ulwell Road and continue along Ulwell Road to Swanage, Continue until you come to a junction on the right side with Seaward Road.

15 - Junction onto Seaward Road - Turn Right onto Seaward Road.

16 - Junction with De Moulham Road - Turn left onto De Moulham Road and continue along the road until the junction with Victoria Avenue.

17 - Junction with Victoria Avenue - Turn right onto Victoria Avenue and follow the road back to the car park and start.

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