The Lawrence of Arabia Trail
The Lawrence of Arabia Trail follows a route away from the coast along country lanes and through leafy woodland and heathland.
This circular trail starts and finishes at Bovington's famous Tank Museum, taking in Lawrence of Arabia's home at Clouds Hill and his last resting place - the cemetery at Moreton.
|Start point:||The Tank Museum at Bovington - postcode: BH20 6JG|
|Relevant Ordnance Survey map:||Explorer Map No.OL15 (Purbeck and South Dorset). Ordnance Survey (opens in a new window)|
|Distance:||6 ¾ miles but the trail can be split into shorter sections - this route is signposted|
|Typical time to complete the walk:||4 hours|
|Footwear:||Walking boots are recommended all year - wellington boots are better in winter or after heavy rain.|
Section 2 (¼ mile) between Moreton and the ford over the River Frome is the most accessible part of the route for wheelchairs/mobility scooters. It is a wide, well surfaced quiet lane. The track to St Nicholas Church is also well surfaced. Parking is on nearby roads.
The rest of the route is mostly on a fairly level walk along footpaths or gravel tracks. There are inclines through Moreton Plantation. There are no stiles to climb over on this route.
|Parking:||Parking is available at the Tank Museum (opens in a new window) provided you visit the museum.|
|Facilities and Refreshments:||There is a cafe inside the Tank Museum. There is also a in Bovington and tea rooms at Moreton. The nearest public toilets are at Wool Train Station however there are facilities at all the eateries mentioned above providing you make a purchase.|
|Other activities in the area:|
Car Free Days Out, Purbeck Cycle Rides, Tank Museum (opens in a new window) , Clouds Hill (opens in a new window) , St Nicholas Church (opens in a new window) , Moreton Gardens (opens in a new window) , Tadnoll and Winfrith Heath Nature Reserves (opens in a new window) , Monkey World (opens in a new window)
A leaflet details the trail, which can be walked in four sections and gives a fascinating insight into Lawrence's life. Pick up a copy of the leaflet from the Discover Purbeck Information Centre, Swanage Tourist Information Centre or Clouds Hill (now owned by the National Trust). The leaflet is also available to download below. If you would like a copy of the leaflet for printing double-sided on A3 paper, please email: email@example.com.
Name: Discover Purbeck Information Centre
Tel: 01929 552740
Fax: 01929 554491
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