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Poole

Dorset


Slow Ways linking Poole and Bere Regis, Bournemouth, Sturminster Marshall, Swanage, Wareham, Wimborne Minster

England / Dorset / Poole

Poole’s six Slow Ways are 42% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 3/6
verified: 1/6
and surveyed: 0/6

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Walk to Poole from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Bere Regis—Poole
Berpoo one Pioneer me Distance 22km/13mi Ascent 170m Descent 214m
Poole—Bournemouth
Poobou one Survey me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 111m Descent 106m
Poole—Swanage
Pooswa one Pioneer me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 214m Descent 213m
Sturminster Marshall—Poole
Stupoo one Pioneer me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 184m Descent 160m
Wareham—Poole
Warpoo one

Double check Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 93m Descent 95m
Wareham—Poole
Warpoo two Review me Distance 15km/10mi Ascent 513m Descent 514m
Wimborne Minster—Poole
Wimpoo one Verify me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 80m Descent 98m

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Collective progress

43% of Poole’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

7/7

drawn

4/7

reviewed

0/7

surveyed

1/7

verified

7 people have contributed to Poole’s Slow Ways

14 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Poole

53km out of 109km have been walked and reviewed

96km of reviews have been shared in Poole

Latest Updates

This is the most sensible route from Wimborne to Poole. A very nice, nearly all off road route....

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Poole—Bournemouth

Natalie Bennett pledged to walk Poobou one

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Poole—Bournemouth

Rebecca Skelton pledged to walk Poobou one

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Poole—Bournemouth

Benjamin McGrail pledged to walk Poobou one

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Poole—Bournemouth

Natalie Bennett pledged to walk Poobou one

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A mix of landscapes along this pleasant walk from Poole to Bournemouth, nearly all of it alongside the sea except for the Sandbanks Rd stretch. Once you come off at Shore Road and hit the beach there is a nice cafe for a snack and coffee before walking the rest of the way along the Promenade, which is wide and flat enough for both cyclists and walkers....

Tracy Thompson

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Wareham—Poole

Tanya Hart added Warpoo two, a new walk from Wareham to Poole

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The road walking from Wareham to Upton is fairly unavoidable, but the uninteresting urban road route from Upton to Poole can be avoided by re-routing round the east side of Holes Bay, which I've suggested in warpoo two. Alternatively if you wanted to go via Hamworthy you could follow the Castleman trailway from Upton into Upton Country Park, continue through the park to Symes Road, then round the west shore of Holes Bay to Twin Sails bridge, with short sections on quiet backstreets to avoid muddy bits....

Tanya Hart

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I walked the section from Upton to Poole, which is an easy scenic walk with good shoreline views....

Tanya Hart

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An easy, accessible and pleasant walk, mostly right along the coast, with lovely sea views and beaches. Lots of cafes, toilets and places to rest along the route too....

Tracy K

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There is a short distance along some road, a mile or so, before coming to the top of Evening Hill, here there is a set of steps, to the right, which can take you off the road and along the sea edge, for a short distance, before returning to the path alongside the road....

Michael

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From Poole railway station follow cycle route 25 as it goes through a little bit of Poole shopping centre then round the edge of Parkstone Bay. Leaving the cycle route continue along past the marina. Just before Bournemouth Pier the route actually takes a flight of steps up the cliff face (just before Amusement arcade)....

LizMcBreen

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The route then joins the fully pathed path along the edge of Holes bay to Poole station and town centre....

Jon P

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Poole

Barbara Leonard surveyed Poole

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Bere Regis—Poole

Slow Ways added Berpoo one, a new walk from Bere Regis to Poole

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Poole—Bournemouth

Slow Ways added Poobou one, a new walk from Poole to Bournemouth

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Poole—Swanage

Slow Ways added Pooswa one, a new walk from Poole to Swanage

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Sturminster Marshall—Poole

Slow Ways added Stupoo one, a new walk from Sturminster Marshall to Poole

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Wareham—Poole

Slow Ways added Warpoo one, a new walk from Wareham to Poole

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Wimborne Minster—Poole

Slow Ways added Wimpoo one, a new walk from Wimborne Minster to Poole

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Poole, Thu 25 April

12°

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Poole’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SZ0126191075

Lat / Lon

50.71929° / -1.98349°

Easting / Northing

401,261E / 91,075N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Poole's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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