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Rempstone Long

Franks Tank

Details

Type:
Off Road Ride
Distance:
10 miles
Start From:
Start on the Ferry Road between the Sandbanks Ferry and Studland village on corner with bus stop on Poole Harbour side. SZ 0255384337 N50 39.522 W1 57.915/dd>
Total Ascent:
200m approx
Description:
A short ride around Rempstone Forest starting with a two mile climb on loose tracks followed by a two mile decent on twisting and technical single-track  with smooth forest tracks in Rempstone Forest and finishing the ride around the edge of Poole Harbour. Parking spaces are available on the side of the road and in the National Trust car parks in Studland or next to the chain ferry.

Route

  1. Start on the Ferry Road between the Sandbanks Ferry and Studland village on corner with bus stop on Poole Harbour side. SZ 0255384337 N50 39.522 W1 57.915 Go through the small gate on the left side of the rough track and follow the rough track up and across the heathland with Agglestone rock ahead.
  2. Y Junction - Go straight ahead and follow rough track across the heathland which bears right.
  3. Crossroads - Go across the track and follow rough track across the heathland which bears right.
  4. T Junction - Turn left and follow track up slope to T Junction with double wooden gate on your right.
  5. T Junction and Gates - Turn right at the junction and go through the double wooden gates and follow the narrow bridleway up the hill towards the golf course.
  6. Junction - Turn right following bridleway signs until you come to a T junction on your right with a stone marker sign on the right side.
  7. T junction - Turn right and follow narrow single-track down across the heathland.
  8. T Junction - Go straight ahead at T junction and follow the narrow single-track to the left down across the heathland with the golf course to your left side. The track can be muddy in winter and has a lot of tight twisting turns and technical sections.
  9. Golf course road - Go straight ahead at the small cross roads onto the narrow track and continue along the narrow single-track down across the heathland.
  10. Bridleway Split - Take the left side of the bridleway when it splits into two tracks.
  11. Bridleway Junction - Continue on the left track at Y junction on the bridleway.
  12. Wooden Gate - Go straight ahead at the wooden gate and continue to next gate.
  13. Gate and Franks Tank - Go through the gate next to a large metal tank with Franks Tank painted on the end (in photo above) and follow the track straight ahead along the edge of the trees until you come the second T junction with a track on your right with a bridleway sign.
  14. T Junction - Turn right and follow the bridleway track along a straight level track until you come to a cross roads with a tarmac road.
  15. Cross Roads - Go through the gate and turn left onto the tarmac road. Continue along the road until you come to a cross roads with a rough track straight ahead.
  16. Cross Roads - Continue straight ahead onto the rough track and follow the track until you come to a metal gate.
  17. Metal Gate - Continue straight ahead at the gate and follow the track until you come to a T junction with a tarmac road.
  18. Road Junction - Turn right onto the road and continue until next junction on your right.
  19. T Junction - Turn right and follow the road past the farm and houses until you come to a metal gate straight ahead.
  20. Metal Gate - Continue straight ahead at the metal gate onto forest track.
  21. T Junction - Continue straight ahead at the T junction and follow sandy and gravel track though the forest until you come to a cross roads with a tarmac road.
  22. Cross Road - Continue straight across the road onto the forest track and follow the track until you come to a T junction with a gate on the right side.
  23. T junction - Continue straight ahead up small slope until you come to a gate on the right side.
  24. Wooden Gate - Turn right and go through the gate and then left following the track across the field. The track follows the edge of the field until you come to a gate next to a cottage and trees.
  25. Gate and Cottage - Go through the gate and turn left and follow track to next T Junction.
  26. T Junction - Turn right at the junction and follow the track up a small hill to the tarmac road.
  27. T Junction and Road - Turn left onto the tarmac road and continue along the road until you come to a Y junction with a rough track on the right side.
  28. Y Junction - Turn right at the T junction and follow the rough track down a small hill and along the edge of the forest.
  29. Gate - Continue straight ahead at the gate and down hill over a small bridge and follow the track up the hill until you come to a T junction with a gate on the right side.
  30. T Junction - Turn left at the T junction and follow the track back to the Ferry road and start of the ride.

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