- 2 miles
- Start From:
- National Trust Car Park, below Corfe Castle
- Total Ascent:
- 72m (approx)
- A walk around Corfe Castle and Norden station.
01 Start of Walk - Start NT Car Park - Start at the National Trust Car Park below Corfe Castle on the A351, at the east side of the car park are steps which lead up to a path along side the railway, go through stile and continue to railway crossing.
02 Railway crossing - Cross over the railway line and turn left along path in open fields towards trees.
03 Sign Post - At sign post go right and follow path through woodland on edge of Norden park and ride car park.
04 Gate into Car Park - At gate turn left and follow track across the car park to the entrance.
05 Car Park Entrance - At the entrance to the car park turn left and follow road to roundabout, cross the roundabout (caution busy road) and walk approx 50m towards Corfe Castle until you find a metal gate on your right a few meters in from the road.
06 Metal Gate - Go through metal gate and turn left and follow track to swing metal gate on your right.
07 Swing Gate - Go through gate and follow track through woodland.
08 Gate - Turn right at gate and follow narrow path up slope to metal gate.
09 Gate - Go straight ahead at gate and follow path along edge of field and hillside.
10 Wooden swing Gate - Go through gate and turn left and then follow track down to bridge over stream.
11 Bridge - Go over bridge and though gate and cross the road.
12 Castle Path - Follow tarmac path around the lower edge of the castle and up slope to village.
13 Top of path - Turn left towards the village square.
14 Castle Entrance - Turn left and go across the bridge towards the castle.
15 Gate - At the castle gatehouse turn right and go through gate and follow narrow path around the side of the castle ramparts. This path is narrow and has a steep drop on the right side.
16 Gate - Go through gate and continue straight ahead and cross road.
17 A351 crossing - Cross the A351 and return to the start of the walk in the car park.