Poole Harbour Trails

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Start: Poole
Grid Ref: SZ009902
Distance: 40 miles (64 km)
Climbing: 314 metres
Walk time: 16-20 hours
Days: 3-4

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Summary: Poole Harbour is the largest natural harbour in the British Isles and possibly the second largest in the world. Surrounding it is stunning countryside which is rich in wildlife. There are many attractive towns and villages in the region of the harbour too. A community project led by local walkers Peter Strudwick and Bernard Corby conceived a series of trails which when linked together provide a continuous circular walking trail around the harbour though to complete the circuit a ferry crossing from Sandbanks to Studland is required. From the nominal startng point of the trail at Poole Marina some of the places and points of interest visited on the trail are Sandbanks, Studland, Rempstone Heath, Hartland Moor National Nature Reserve, Middlebere Heath, Stoborough Heath National Nature Reserve, Wareham, Norport Heath, Lychett Minster, Ham Common, Upton Country Park and Holes Bay.

Useful Links:
Poole Harbour Trails Website
Long Distance Walkers Association

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