The Rempstone Ride is a circular 12 mile, mainly off-road cycle route between Norden and either Studland village or Shell Bay via the Rempstone Estate.
This ride passes through fields, wood, sand and heathland including Sites of Special Scientific Interest.
|Starting point:||Norden Park and Ride - postcode: BH20 5DW|
|Alternative starting points:|
Sandbanks Ferry Terminal, Studland Village, Swanage (via Swanage Railway) and Wareham (via bus)
Found at Norden Park and Ride and all the beach car parks in Studland
|Relevant Ordnance Survey map:||Explorer Map No.OL15 (Purbeck and South Dorset). Ordnance Survey (opens in a new window)|
|Distance:||12 miles plus extended route|
Average time needed:
3 hours or up to a full day if stopping for lunch
Mostly off-road, fairly flat
|Degree of difficulty:|
Due to the superb landscape, unique ecology and wildlife, as well as ongoing commercial operations, it has not been possible to upgrade the route in its entirety and it may be necessary to push your bicycle over sandy, rough or muddy sections, especially after rainy weather. Children should be carefully supervised
For families with children older than ten years. A good hybrid or 'off road bike' is sufficient, a mountain bike is easier
|Route leaflet:||Pick up a copy of the route leaflet (for a small charge) and Ordnance Survey map at the Discover Purbeck Information Centre or download a copy of the Rempstone Ride leaflet (pdf, 588kb) (opens in a new window) .|
Long stay parking is available at Norden Park and Ride , £2 charge for all day parking or at Studland there are car parks at the main beaches of Shell Bay, Knoll, Middle or South Beach - all run by the National Trust (opens in a new window) .
|Facilities and Refreshments:|
There are cafes (opens in a new window) at Norden Railway Station (next to the park and ride), and Knoll and Middle Beaches at Studland. There are also restaurants and pubs at Shell Bay and in Studland village.
|Other activities in the area:|
Car Free Days Out, Castle Ride, Purbeck Ride, The Purbeck Way, Corfe Castle (opens in a new window) , Corfe Castle Model Village (opens in a new window) , Swanage Railway (opens in a new window) , The Blue Pool (opens in a new window) , Arne RSPB Nature Reserve (opens in a new window) , Studland Beach and Nature Reserve (opens in a new window)
Spending a few days in Purbeck? Find accommodation (opens in a new window) which is cycle friendly.
Please take care on all roads and follow
The Highway Code (opens in a new window) .
Name: Discover Purbeck Information Centre
Tel: 01929 552740
Fax: 01929 554491
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