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You can walk all the way round Poole Harbour on existing paths, as shown here. We can provide descriptions of walks each between 7 and 8 miles in length for you to try. The numbers on the map on the left show roughly where each walk starts. There are waymarks, in the form of small, green roundels, in place for the more important junctions of the six linear walks that make up the Poole Harbour Trail but not yet for our circular walks.
Walk the whole trail and get yourself a place on our walks ladder!
The start and finish points of the walks are at bus stops. Please check the bus timetables as times of buses and even their routes change from time to time. Several parts of the trail can be reached from train stations, Poole, Wareham, Hamworthy and Holton Heath, but be careful, some of the ticket machines take only cards. See links to transport services on our links page.
You can download our walks using the buttons below. Copies of the walk leaflets in A3 size are also available at local tourist information offices or you can purchase them from us.
|WALK 1||WALK 2||WALK 3|
|WALK 4||WALK 5b||WALK 6||RECENT UPDATES|
See also our preferred WALK 5.
Each walk is illustrated by a map. While these are sufficient to give you an idea of distance and direction of walking, you would find it easier if you carried an Ordnance Survey map of the area with you, Explorer Map OL15 is ideal. For those unfamiliar with map reading there is some useful information given by Ordnance Survey here.
If you have any comments to make on these walks or questions about them please send any comments to us.
Wherever you walk, always follow the Countryside Code.
See also our circular walks.
If you have a GPS and tracklogs software, you can download the walks here! Right click button below and use Save Link As or Save target as. With some operating systems you may need to change the file extension back to .trl after saving.
|WALK 1 tracklog||WALK 2 tracklog||WALK 3 tracklog|
|WALK 4 tracklog||WALK 5b tracklog||WALK 6 tracklog|
|Whole trail tracklog|
Or download the walks as gpx files. Right click button below and use Save Link As or Save target as. With some operating systems you may need to change the file extension back to .gpx after saving.
|WALK 1 as gpx||WALK 2 as gpx||WALK 3 as gpx|
|WALK 4 as gpx||WALK 5b as gpx||WALK 6 as gpx|
|Whole trail as gpx|
Or please ask us for the tracklogs in your favourite format.
This page updated 10th April 2018.