Best trails in Wareham, Dorset

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Looking for a great trail near Wareham, Dorset? AllTrails has 38 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in New Forest National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Lower Test Nature Reserve or Baddesley Common and Emer Bog Nature Reserve. Ready for some activity? There are 22 moderate trails in Wareham ranging from 1.5 to 20.2 miles and from 32 to 623 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Looking for a great trail near Wareham, Dorset? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, views trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in New Forest National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Maple Park Recreation. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 6 easy trails in Wareham ranging from 0.7 to 5.9 miles and from 29 to 659 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Map of trails in Wareham, Dorset
Top trails (38)
#1 - West Lulworth to Ringstead Bay Circular
Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 11.4 mi • Est. 5 h 59 m
This is a truly amazing trail, which provides notable challenges along on the coast, part due to a few heart pumping hills to climb, but it is worth the effort for the spectacular views and the feeling of connection with nature and feeling alive. Show more
#2 - Lulworth to Gad Cliff
Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 10.2 mi • Est. 5 h 50 m
Along the route you will see views from afar of Lulworth Castle. It was built in the 17th century, and this magnificent building is steeped in history. It was originally a hunting lodge to entertain aristocracy and royalty, and was for centuries the family seat of the Weld family, the current owners of the Lulworth Estate. In 1929 there was a fire which destroyed a lot of the Castle, but thankfully it has been partly restored in a pioneering partnership with English Heritage. It is worth a detour from the route, before or after, to go visit the castle and grounds, which has a little of something for everyone, including children - an extensive parkland, woodland walks, a children’s playground, the spacious grounds. Dogs are welcome, but on a lead. Admission fee. Children under 4 go free. Show more
#3 - Jurassic Coast Kimmeridge Circular
Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 8.9 mi • Est. 4 h 30 m
Great views! Nice mix of coastal and fields. The hill towards the end of the coastal path before turning in land is pretty steep. The pub in Kingston, the Scott Arms, has great views overlooking Corfe castle and is a great place to have a bite to eat. Please note that the car park closes at 8pm. Show more
#4 - Lulworth Cove to Durdle Door and Ringstead Bay
Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 7.0 mi • Est. 3 h 50 m
#5 - Daggers Gate Dorset Loop
Wareham, Dorset, England
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Length: 19.7 mi • Est. 8 h 55 m
#6 - Lulworth Loop via Durdle Door
Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 3 h 45 m
#7 - Durdle Door and Swyre Head Circular
Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 2 h 4 m
A circular walk from Lulworth Cove in Dorset taking in a beautiful stretch of the Jurassic Coast, including the famous Durdle Door, before returning through farmland. The views across the World Heritage Coast are breathtaking and you'll be able to see the various chalk and limestone formations including coves, stacks and arches. There are no stiles (only gates) but the coast path follows undulating cliffs with several steep ascents. The inland return route follows a much gentler path, although you will share this with both cows and sheep. Approximate time 2-3hrs.Show more
#8 - South West Coast Path: Lulworth Cove to Swanage
Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 20.2 mi • Est. 10 h 50 m
Enjoy the beautiful ocean views as you climb this section of the South West Coast Path. Show more
#9 - Kimmeridge Farm to Bay and Cliffs
Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 36 m
#10 - Durdle Door
Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 30 m
NOTE: The car park at Durdle Door is currently open, but best to visit the Lulworth Estate website for the most up-to-date information. Durdle Door is one of Dorset’s most photographed and iconic landmarks. It is part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. Access to the pebble and shingle beach is on foot via a path and steps over the hill from Lulworth Cove or down from the Car Park (which is not free) which is located on the cliff top at Durdle Door Holiday Park. Bear in mind, there are no toilets or any other facilities on the beach as they are located within the car park area (approx 30 minutes walk uphill from the beach). A couple of important safety aspects to keep in mind are that at the base of the chalk cliffs a number of caves can be seen which have been carved out by the sea. It is important not to enter them as cliff falls are common so this area is highly hazardous. It is possible to go swimming, however, the beach shelves steeply in places, therefore please supervise your children at all times as there is no lifeguard. There are no rubbish bins on the beach, therefore all visitors should take their rubbish home with them. Dogs are welcome on the beach all year, but please be sure to pick up after them. Barbecues and fires are not permitted at any of the beaches or grassland areas on the Lulworth Estate. Overnight camping is not permitted on beaches, clifftops or elsewhere (apart from pre-booked camping at the Durdle Door Holiday Park).Show more
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