Northport Greenway and Sika Trail
The Northport Greenway and Sika Trail provides a safe walking route from Wareham Quay to Wareham Forest via the railway station. The Sika Trail is a circular route around Wareham Forest and both routes are signposted.
|Start point:||Wareham Quay|
Postcode: BH20 4LP or grid ref: SY 923 872
|Relevant Ordnance Survey map:||Explorer Map No.OL15 (Purbeck and South Dorset). Ordnance Survey (opens in a new window)|
|Distance:||6 ¼ miles in total (circular route)|
|Typical time to complete the walk:||3.5 hours|
|Footwear:||Walking boots are recommended all year round.|
|Parking:||Long stay parking is available in Streche Road Car Park|
|Facilities and Refreshments:||Wareham has a variety of cafes, pubs and restaurants (opens in a new window) . The nearest public toilets are found on The Quay or at Howards Lane car park.|
|Other activities in the area:|
Car Free Days Out, Sika Cycle Trail, Purbeck Cycle Rides, Wareham Forest Way, The Purbeck Way, The Purbeck Way West Route, The Wareham Two Rivers Walks, Wareham Forest (opens in a new window) , Morden Bog (opens in a new window) , Stoborough Heath (opens in a new window) , Hartland Moor (opens in a new window) , Arne RSPB Nature Reserve (opens in a new window) , Boat Trips (opens in a new window) , Wareham Museum (opens in a new window)
The Northport Greenway
This route runs for 3 miles (circular) and provides a safe cycling or walking route from Wareham Quay, through the quiet streets of the town, past the railway station, through Northmoor Park and onto Wareham Forest, where it then links with the Sika Trail.
The route is signposted towards Wareham Forest and Dorset County Council have improved parts of the route by installing lighting, signage and crossings.
The route map can be downloaded (pdf, 187kb) (opens in a new window) .
The Sika Trail
This is a circular walking route around Wareham Forest of 3 ¼ miles following the coloured posts. The Northport Greenway links to the Sika Trail at it's southern entrance. The Sika Trail walking route can also be accessed from the walkers car park off the Wareham to Bere Regis road. This trail was created by the Forestry Commission (opens in a new window) .
Download the Wareham Forest Way leaflet (pdf, 802kb) (opens in a new window) which shows the route.
Copies of the route leaflets can be picked up for a small charge from the Purbeck Information and Heritage Centre.
Name: Discover Purbeck Information Centre
Tel: 01929 552740
Fax: 01929 554491
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