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  • Swanage routes
  • Premier Icon jimfrandisco
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    In Swanage for a couple of weeks. Been often but this time I actually get to take a bike.
    I know it’s Charlie Monger country and there’s definitely riding – any suggestions for routes in the area?
    I’ll be on a big tyred gravel bike so after a bit of everything.
    Cheers

    Premier Icon joepud
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    I was there recently and did this one https://www.komoot.com/smarttour/516442. nothing too gnar but was cool because i was on the HT and got to see the place from loads of different view points which was pretty much what i was after. i did have a look on trailforks at a few points on the ride and found nothing, but i refuse to believe there isn’t any trail in the area.

    Premier Icon RichPenny
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    Ridge between Ulwell and Corfe has some good climbs and descents. You can also include the loop from just north of Ulwell up to the Obelisk and down to Old Harry Rocks, then back via Studland. There’s another loop which goes across Corfe Common, Up through Afflington Farm on the Purbeck Way then down into Combe Bottom, up to Renscombe Farm and into Worth Matravers for some scrumpy and pie at the Square and Compass. Bridleway down to Woodyhyde Farm is the best bit, then you can lane it back to the ridge.

    Premier Icon titusrider
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    This looks incredible, its on my list for sure : https://bikepacking.com/routes/purbeck-bimble-dorset-uk/

    Premier Icon IHN
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    Google the ‘classic’ Isle of Purbeck route. Proper good old-fashioned XC, which is basically what ‘gravel’ is, innit?

    (Having looked it’s similar to the Komoot route above, but the other way round and a bit less road)

    Premier Icon jimfrandisco
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    Excellent. Thanks all, that bimble looks perfect.
    Cheers

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