GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Canford Magna Walks

4 miles (5.8 km)

This Dorset village is located just south of Wimborne near the River Stour.
This circular walk from the village takes you along the river to visit the historic Wimborne Minster. There's some pleasant riverside paths on both sides of the Stour so you can turn it into a circular walk.
You can start off in the village and then head north to cross the river on the Canford Suspension Bridge. Then follow the footpaths west towards Wimborne where you can explore the photogenic ancient minster and its NormanandGothicarchitecture. To continue your walking around Canford Magna head east along the river to visit the pretty Longham Lakes. The beautiful grounds at the National Trust's Kingston Lacy are also not far away.

Canford Magna OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Canford Magna Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Canford Magna

  • Wimborne - This circular walk around the Dorset town of Wimborne Minster uses part of the Stour Valley Way long distance trail to take you along the river and through the surrounding countryside.
  • Kingston Lacy - Explore the extensive parkland and gardens surrounding this lavish country mansion near Wimborne Minster in Dorset
  • Badbury Rings - Climb thisIron Age hill fort and enjoy wonderful views across the Dorset countryside on this circular walk near Wimborne
  • Stour Valley Way - This splendid walk takes you along the River Stour from Hengistbury Head on the Dorset south coast to Stourton in Wiltshire
  • Holt Heath National Nature Reserve - Enjoy a walk through beautiful Dorset heathland in this delightful National Nature Reserve near Wimborne Minster
  • Castleman Trailway - Travel from Ringwood to Poole along the disused Southampton to Dorchester railway line on this easy cycle and walking route
  • Pamphill - This delightful Dorset settlement near Wimborne includes typical village features such as a picturesque green, a cricket pitch, a fine old church and quaint thatched cottages.
  • Witchampton - This walk visits the historic Witchampton Mill before exploring the countryside surrounding the village of Witchampton near Wimborne in Dorset.
  • Sturminster Marshall - This walk from the Dorset village of Sturminster Marshall explores the National Trust's White Mill before following a section of the Stour Valley Way to Kingston Lacy, Pamphill and Wimborne.
  • Spetisbury - This pretty village in North Dorset has some lovely riverside walks and an ancient Iron Age Hillfort to visit
  • Delph Woods - This woodland nature reserve is located near Corfe Mullen, Wimborne and Poole in Dorset.
  • Longham Lakes - These two pretty lakes near Ferndown have a nice walking trail to try


Canford Magna - - 1910285

Canford Magna

Canford Suspension Bridge - - 1482038

Canford Suspension Bridge. Carrying a small footpath across the river, this is the only suspension bridge over the Dorset River Stour.

Thatched Cottage, Canford Magna - - 2799163

Thatched Cottage, Canford Magna

Canford School Boathouse - - 1467677

Canford School Boathouse. Situated on the southern bank of the River Stour is the modern boathouse of Canford School.

Islet in the Stour - - 1837127

Islet in the Stour

Wimborne, River Stour - - 2924798

Wimborne, River Stour

Dean's Court Wimborne - Bridge over the River Allen - - 898765

Dean's Court Wimborne

Southeastern View of Saint Cuthburga's Church, Wimborne Minster

Southeastern View of Saint Cuthburga's Church, Wimborne Minster


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