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Purbeck Heaths Credit: Middlebere Heath, Jon Bish heaths

Use our interactive map to discover what there is to do around the Purbeck Heaths, as well as plan how to get around. Cycling, walking or catching the Purbeck Breezer bus are excellent ways to explore the landscape, helping to reduce congestion, air pollution and carbon emissions. Make the journey part of the experience!

Click and explore the six visitor hubs for the Purbeck Heaths for information, facilities, photos & download things to do.

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Swanage Railway operate diesel and steam train services between Norden – Corfe – Swanage, check the timetable and ticket prices directly. Norden train station is located within Purbeck Park.

NEW for 2023! Swanage Railway offered a seasonal service over the summer months April – Sept (now closed) from Wareham mainline joining to the rest of the Swanage Railway line. Services ran Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday – watch this space for information about a 2024 service.

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South Western Railway operate services on this line between Weymouth and London including Bournemouth and Southampton. The nearest station to the Purbeck Heaths on this line is Wareham.

For Brownsea Island, get off at Poole and make your way to Poole Quay (approx. 0.6 miles)

From Wareham train station, you could take the 2RN shuttle bus to RSPB Arne or the seasonal Swanage Railway to Purbeck Park at Norden.

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This forms part of the National Cycle Network Route 2. The route between Bournemouth – Shell Bay – Burnbake – Purbeck Park – Arne is fairly flat and takes you through woodland and heathland on a mix of off-road and on-road. Cycle hire available at Cyclexperience, Purbeck Park.

Please note, it can get very wet around Sharford Bridge after heavy rain where it crosses the Corfe River.

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Morebus operate the seasonal Purbeck Breezer 30 service from June – September (now closed) between Swanage and Dorchester

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Morebus operate the year-round Purbeck Breezer 40 service between Swanage – Poole, running hourly Monday – Saturday between approx. 7am-10pm, reduced Sunday service

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Morebus operate the year-round Purbeck Breezer 50 service between Swanage – Bournemouth, running hourly everyday between approx. 8am-8pm

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Poole Harbour trail route 1

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Poole Harbour trail route 2

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Poole Harbour trail route 3

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The Purbeck Way