Purbeck Road Ride
Cycling Route

Type: Road Ride

Distance: 13 miles

Total Ascent: 320m (approx)

Starting location:

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


A ride around the Isle of Purbeck from Swanage via Langton Matravers, Kingston, Corfe Castle and back via the B3351 between Corfe Castle and Studland. This ride can be combined with the Corfe and Arne 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 Victoria Avenue Car Park - Exit the car park and turn left onto Victoria Avenue, follow road over railway bridge and continue along road until you come to a Y junction with signposts for Langton Matravers

2 - Valley Road and Coombe Hill - At Y junction turn left and follow road up through the village of Langton Matravers and along the top of the hill which has views of Corfe Castle and Poole Harbour. Continue to Kingston village.

3 - Kingston Hill and B3069 - At Kingston village follow road around right hand bend and down Kingston Hill until you reach next T junction at Corfe Castle.

4 - East Street and Valley Road and B3069 - At junction turn left and follow road through the village of Corfe Castle, continue past right down and around the base of the castle.

5 - A351 and B3351 - Turn right at second T junction (signpost Studland 5) and go under the railway bridge, follow road until you come to a T junction on your right with a sign for Swanage.

6 - B3351 T junction - Turn right at T junction and follow steep road down to next Y junction.

7 - Junction with Ulwell Road - Turn right onto Ulwell Road and follow road down to Swanage seafront

8 - Shore Road and Victoria Avenue - At junction with Victoria Avenue turn right and follow Victoria Avenue back to start.

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