GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Rempstone Ride

12 miles (20 km)

This is a lovely, largely traffic free cycle or walk across Rempstone Heath in Dorset.
The route begins at Norden Station and soon enters the peaceful Rempstone Estate with its woodland, fields and heathland. On exiting the estate there are two alternative paths you can follow. The first heads towards the Sandbanks ferry with splendid views of Poole harbour and Brownsea Island. The other takes you to Studland with its fabulous beaches and attractive coastline. Either of these make good alternative starting points for the ride although the Sandbanks ferry will be more accessible for most.
Cyclists should use a mountain bike or hybrid as the off road tracks on Rempstone Heath are quite bumpy and sandy in places. Most of this route takes place on the traffic free Rempstone estate so is also suitable for walkers.
To further extend your walk you could explore the Studland Heath Nature Reserve with its dunes, heathland and variety of wildlife. You can also pick up the South West Coast Path at the Sandbanks Ferry and head to Old Harry Rocks and Swanage.
Just to the east you will find Godlingstone Heath where you can visit the impressive Agglestone Rock. The large sandstone block commands wonderful views across the heaths to the coast.

Rempstone Ride OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Rempstone Ride Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the area see the Dorset Walks page.

Photos

Bridleway over forest road, Rempstone Forest - geograph.org.uk - 262009

Bridleway over forest road, Rempstone Forest

Forestry plantation, Rempstone Forest - geograph.org.uk - 262007

Forestry plantation, Rempstone Forest

Building on Staddle Stones at Rempstone Farm - geograph.org.uk - 1769172

Building on Staddle Stones at Rempstone Farm

Bridleway, Rempstone Forest - geograph.org.uk - 262014

Bridleway, Rempstone Forest. This route crosses the north west corner of the square, from a track through forestry plantations to a road between enclosed fields, near a farm to the north of Bushey.

Pine woodland on the edge of Rempstone Forest - geograph.org.uk - 261977

Pine woodland on the edge of the forest. Photo taken from the adjacent bridleway, near Goathorn Farm

Part of the Rempstone stone circle in birch woodland, Purbeck - geograph.org.uk - 25149

Part of the Rempstone stone circle in birch woodland, Purbeck. About half of this stone circle remains amongst the trees to the south of the Studland-Corfe Castle road (B3351).

GPS Files

GPX File

Rempstone Ride.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Rempstone Ride.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)