Herston - Worth Matravers - Corfe

You need to log in as a member of Walkingworld to access the details for this walk and have an active subscription. Please join, or log in above if you are already a member.

This walk was originated by Colin Campbell. Walkingworld would like to say a big thank you to Colin for all his superb contributions to the website over the years.

The walk is described as starting from Norden Park and Ride to make sure you get a seat on the train, but it can be started from Corfe. In either case make sure that the guard knows you want to get off at Herston, since it is a request halt. It has a very short platform, so sit in the middle or front of the train.

Once at Herston, cut across fields and up through houses until you reach the Priest's Way. From then on, you go more or less straight ahead while enjoying the views until you reach Worth Matravers. You go past the Square and Compass, a most unusual pub and through the most interesting part of this very attractive village.

The next part of the walk takes you down past quarry working into Hill Bottom, where you join the Purbeck Way. You follow this for the rest of your journey through woods, farmland and heath. You have superb views of the Corfe Castle ruins, can hear the trains even if you cannot always see them and pass through the best parts of Corfe Castle Village. This is a very rewarding walk which takes in much of the best of the Purbecks.

England - South West England - Dorset - Purbecks


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Museum, National Trust, Public Transport, Restaurant, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
2/23/2015 - Frank Lee

Thank's to Andy for this great walk. We caught the train to Herston and set off up the hill and then the rain started and didn't stop for the rest of the walk. We made a stop at the Square and Compass to warm up a bit and it's worth popping in just to experience this quirky Pub. Unfortunately, the views were spoilt by the weather but on a sunny day this would be a fabulous walk. Good clear instructions helped. Thank's for sharing it

Walkingworld members near this walk

Distance away
Holidays and activities
Distance away