- 3.6 miles
- Start From:
- OSGB Grid Ref: SY 9634585325 between Corfe Castle and Arne, N50 40.055 W2 03.185
- Total Ascent:
- 51m (approx)
A flat 3.6 mile walk along good tracks following parts of the Hartland Way walk along disused clay mining railway lines. Some sections can be muddy in winter. The walk offers views across open heathland, across to Corfe Castle and a short woodland section.
Parking is available on the sides of the road near the junction with Middlebere Farm track.
01 Start of walk - Go through the wooden gate and follow tracksouth west though the bushes and onto open heathland going past a bird hide on your right and follow track as it curves left and then to your right until you come to a narrow cattlegrid with a sign on the right side.
02 Cattle Grid - Go through the cattle grid and go across an open field until you come to a twin line of hedges with a sign post on the right side.
03 Twin Hedges - Follow the track between the hedges following the old railway line route until you come to a gate next to a house.
04 Gate - Go straight ahead at the gate and follow track until you come to a small uphill section with a wooden gate at the top.
05 Gate and Track - Go through the gate and turn left following the level track in an east direction to a gate with a cattle grid.
06 Gate and Cattle Grid - Go straight ahead at the cattle grid and follow the track until next cattle grid and junction with the tarmac road.
07 Cattle Grid and Junction - Follow the road east until you come to a left turn with a farm in front of you. Continue left along the road a short distance until you come to a bridleway sign on your right marked "Sharford Bridge, Rempstone"
08 Sharford Bridge, Rempstone Sign - Turn right and follow the bridleway until you come to the next gate.
09 Gate - Go through the gate and follow the track up a slight hill until the next gate.
10 Gate - Go through the gate and follow the path on the left side of the field, down the hill until you come to a gate on the left side.
11 Gate - Go through the gate and follow the path across the field until the next gate.
12 Gate - Go through the gate and follow path towards the gate and wooden bridge on the left side.
13 Gate and Wooden Bridge - Turn left at the gate and follow the track through the trees to the wooden gate.
14 Wooden Gate - Go through the gate out onto the open heathland and turn right following the fence and trees along the heathland and up small hill.
15 Double track - Continue north east along the heathland until you come to trees and then go left down a double track in the heather.
16 Track - Turn left at the bottom of the hill and follow the track back to the start of the walk.