Poole to Gillingham
Travel from Poole on the Dorset south coast northwards to Gillingham via Shaftesbury and Wimborne Minster.
The route follows National Cycle route 25 for much of the way and includes a lovely stretch along the River Stour and a variety of quiet paths and lanes through the countryside.
You start in Poole near the train station and follow the path around Holes Bay and Upton Park before joining the Castleman Trailway to Wimborne Minster. From here you follow the River Stour to Blandford Forum via the villages of Pamphill and Shapwick. You then head north west through Stourpaine, Child Okeford and Shaftesbury before quiet country roads take you to Gillingham.