GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Winfrith Newburgh Walks

7 miles (10.5 km)

This village in Dorset is located near Wareham and the county town of Dorchester. It's a pretty place with a fine local pub and views of the river Win, which runs through the village.
This circular walk from the village takes you north to visit the Tadnoll Nature Reserve and the Winfrith Heath Nature Reserve. Both these reserves are great places for a stroll with miles of paths and lots of wildlife to see.
The walk starts in the village and follows footpaths north to Drove Hill and the Tadnoll Nature Reserve.
The route heads across the reserve to enter the adjacent Winfrith Heath. Here you can enjoy a climb to Whitcombe Hill. Follow the trails south through Whitcombe Vale and you will come to Blacknoll Hill where there are some fine views over the area. From here you descend south into neighbouring East Knighton where there are some pretty thatched dwellings to see. From here it is a short walk back to Winfrith Newburgh.
At the western end of the Tadnoll Reserve you can pick up the Jubilee Trail. You could follow the trail north to.Moreton Manor House and Gardens. There's a lovely 5 acre walled garden to explore here. Beyond that are the woodland trails at Bryants Puddle Heath, the village of Bere Regis and Clouds Hill, the former home of T. E. Lawrence a.k.a Lawrence of Arabia.


DT2 8LE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Winfrith Newburgh OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Winfrith Newburgh Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Winfrith Newburgh

  • Wareham - The pretty Dorset town of Wareham has some lovely waterside walks along the rivers which pass through the area
  • Dorchester - The historic county town of Dorset has some fine river trails, expansive local woodlands and a noteworthy hill fort to explore.
  • Sculpture by the Lakes - This beautiful sculpture park in Dorchester is one of the major highlights of the region
  • Thorncombe Woods - This walk visits Thorncombe Woods, Duddle Heath and Thomas Hardy's cottage, near Dorchester
  • Puddletown Forest - This large area of woodland near Dorchester has miles of footpaths and mountain bike trails
  • Lulworth Castle - Explore the beautiful grounds of this 17th Century castle on this circular walk in Dorset
  • Lulworth Cove to Durdle Door - Take in two of the Jurassic Coast's most spectacular natural features on this short walk in Dorset
  • Lulworth Range Walks - This circular walk in Dorset visits the deserted village of Tyneham before heading along the coast at Brandy Bay and Worbarrow Bay
  • Jubilee Trail - This walk crosses from one side of Dorset to the other, taking you on a tour of some of the county's best scenery and prettiest villages
  • Bere Regis - This circular walk from the Dorset village of Bere Regis visits Bryants Puddle Heath, Bovington Heath and Lawrence of Arabia's cottage near Moreton.


Back in the village you can enjoy some post exercise relaxtion and refreshment at the Red Lion. They serve good food and also have a car park and garden area. You can find them at postcode DT2 8LE.

Dog Walking

The heathland and woodland trails are great for dogs. Please keep them on a lead in the nature reserve areas. The Red Lion mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head south to the coast and you could try the popular Lulworth Cove to Durdle Door Walk. The area is one of the highlights of the Jurassic Coast with its splendid geology and sea views.


High Street, Winfrith Newburgh, Dorset - - 2733728

High Street, Winfrith Newburgh, Dorset

David Limb trail - - 1365999

David Limb trail. This hard sandy track crosses the Tadnoll & Winfrith Nature Reserve. It is a permissive right of way only, but gives access to the new Wetlands Project on Old Prison Fields, where scrapes and sluices have been installed to attract wading birds.

Blacknoll Hill Trig Point, Winfrith Heath - - 386804

Blacknoll Hill Trig Point, Winfrith Heath

Tadnoll Nature reserve - - 620546

Tadnoll Nature reserve

Wader scrape - - 1366066

Wader scrape. A new scrape made by Dorset Wildlife trust on their Tadnoll & Winfrith Nature Reserve. Scrapes are shallow ponds less than 1 metre deep which ideally hold water seasonally and remain damp for much of the year. They are shallow depressions with gently sloping edges which create water features in fields. They support high densities of insects and earthworms which are important food for birds and amphibians, and a diverse range of plants which benefit water voles and dragonflies.

Whitcombe Hill - - 439015

Whitcombe Hill

Tadnoll Mill and Mill House - - 374551

Tadnoll Mill and Mill House. Probably C18 and Grade II listed, that was extended to the west in the C19 (dated 1841).

East Knighton, picturesque cottages - - 505197

East Knighton, picturesque cottages


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