Studland Village and Fort Henry Walk
Walking Route

Type: Walk

Distance: 2 miles

Total Ascent: 70m (approx)

Starting location:

Middle Beach Car park
Beach Road
BH19 3AX
Grid Ref: SZ 03612 82838


This is a 2 mile walk exploring the paths and village of Studland in the Isle of Purbeck.

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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 from Middle Beach Car Park in Studland - Exit the car park and turn left on Beach Road and then right on the footpath on the right side of the road marked Fort Henry.

2 - Fort Henry Footpath - Follow the footpath past Fort Henry until you come to Manor Road. This path offers views over Studland Bay to Old Harry Rocks.

3 - Manor Road - Turn right at Manor Road and then left onto a footpath on the left side of the road next to the car park entrance.

4 - Footpath to St Nicholas Church - At the footpath to St Nicholas Church, go through the gates and follow the path to the church yard, past the graves until you come to the west end of the church building and a footpath heading North/South.

5 - St Nicholas Church - At the west end of the church building, turn left onto the footpath and follow this until you come to Church Road, Follow the road until you come to the junction.

6 - Church Road and School Lane junction - At the junction, turn right and follow School Lane up to the village shop and Ferry Road.

7 - Ferry Road Junction - At the cross roads, go straight ahead and onto Heath Green Road. Before the Village Hall on your left is a small lane heading South, turn left and follow this path behind the houses until it comes down to Heath Green Road again.

8 - Heath Green Road - At Heath Green Road, turn Left then continue along the road until you come to a rough track on the right with a sign for Playing Field.

9 - Heath Green Road and Agglestone Road - Turn right onto the rough track and continue until you come to a footpath on the right side.

10 - Woodland Footpath - Turn right onto the footpath and continue until it joins a wider path.

11 - Wide Path - At the wider footpath / track, turn left and follow the path heading North until you come to a wide rough road.

12 - Rough unmade road Wadmore Lane - At Wadmore Lane, turn right and follow the unmade road until you come to the Ferry Road / B3351.

13 - Wadmore Lane - Ferry Road Junction - At the junction with the Ferry Road, go across the road, turn right then continue on the grass verge until the footpath on the left side.

14 - Footpath - Turn Left onto the narrow footpath and follow it though the trees until you come out on Beach Road.

15 - Beach Road - Turn Left at Beach Road and follow the road back to the car park and start of the walk.

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