Cycling – Lulworth

Cycling is a very popular pastime for the occasional participant or the serious tour riders. There are many tracks and trails that are waiting to be discovered around the Lulworth area of Dorset which lend themselves to the family fun ride or to the hard core enthusiast. Here are a few routes to enjoy while on holiday.

Cycle Routes

NCN Route 2:7 mile section Moreton to West Holme

Starting at Moreton Tearooms you follow the River Frome to Wool where you can detour to Monkey World or The Tank Museum. Then continue to West Holme to end your ride at another Tea Room.

This is also the route of the Tour de Manche and the Petit Tour de Manche.

Purbeck Ride: 47 mile circular route approx half in Lulworth area

The Lulworth section begins at Kimmeridge and heads up through the Lulworth Army Ranges and onto Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. Go through Winfrith Newburgh and East Chaldon before heading across Tadnoll Heath and onto Moreton. Cross the ford by bridge and then through Moreton Forest and follow the Piddle Valley through Hyde and Bere Heath to Wareham (see Purbeck area section)..

Lawrence Ride: 22 miles circular route from Moreton to Wareham

An easy route starting at Moreton which is Lawrence of Arabia’s last resting place and go through Moreton Forest to Clouds Hill Lawrence’s home. Then follow the River Piddle Valley to Wareham, where you then follow the River Frome back to Moreton via Wool where you can detour to Monkey World or the Tank Museum. At Moreton you can stop for refreshments at the Tea Rooms.

East Lulworth Ride: 25 miles circular route Lulworth Cove to Wareham

A hilly route with great views starting at Lulworth Cove and go up the hill and onto Lulworth Castle Estate , then skirt the Army Ranges before heading to Wareham. Return follow the River Frome on up to Coombe Keynes then downhill all the way to Lulworth Cove.

Off Road Trails

Purbeck Mountain Bike Trails: 14 Off Road Trails

Purbeck is great on road or off, quiet country lanes, steep climbs, extreme off-road downhill‘s, coastal and heathland tracks panoramic views and deep mud in winter.

Purbeck Trails 10 Different Trails

On and Off road trails around Purbeck

Mountain Bike Guide Dorset A book with five Lulworth area rides

Bike Hire

If you have not been able to bring your bikes with you then you are able to hire them from Cyclexperience or Jurassic Trails. You could even take a guided tour with Monster Trails

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