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Evening Hill, Ham Beach, Defence Bank and Wareham

Linear Walks


You can walk all the way round Poole Harbour on existing paths, as shown here using our descriptions of six 7 to 8 mile linear walks. Download them using the buttons below. There are waymarks, in the form of small, green roundels, in place for the more important junctions of the linear walks that make up the Poole Harbour Trail but not for our circular walks.


WALK 1 WALK 2 WALK 3
WALK 4 WALK 5b WALK 6 RECENT UPDATES

For your own choice of walk, use the recently updated Ordnance Survey maps, which show the whole trail.

The start and finish points of the described 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.

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.

Walk the whole trail and get yourself a place on our walks ladder!

Copies of the walk leaflets in A3 size are also available at local tourist information offices or you can purchase them from us.

If you have any comments to make on these walks or questions about them please email us.

See also our preferred WALK 5.

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! 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.


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

This page updated 18th February 2019.