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Linear Walks - Poole Harbour Trail

Map showing numbered walks

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




See also our preferred WALK 5 and look here for periodic WALK UPDATES to the leaflets.

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.

Circular Walks

See also our circular walks.


Further information

If you have a GPS and tracklogs software, you can download the walks here!

WALK 1 tracklog WALK 2 tracklog WALK 3 tracklog
WALK 4 tracklog WALK 5b tracklog WALK 6 tracklog

The maps on this website are downloaded from Open Street Map unless otherwise stated.

This page updated 1st August 2016.