Arne Nature Reserve

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Corfe Castle, Dorset

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The easiest & flattest route, following a quiet lane to the stunning RSPB Nature Reserve and a secluded beach.

9 miles


2-4 hours




The Isle of Purbeck is one of the most scenic places on the South Coast of England to explore by bike. We supply helmets for free and recommend you wear one for your own safety (helmets are sanitised after each use). Cycling route maps, repair kits and locks are also provided for free. Download our free app 'Cyclexperience' from the Apple Store or Google Play Store to find most of our routes. Be sure to book online to save time in-store and to secure the bikes you prefer. Happy cycling!

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Things to see

Here we’ve put together the best bits for you to watch out for on your cycle. Some of them are on route, others - not so easy to find.

RSPB Arne Nature Reserve

Arne remains one of the few places in the UK where all six of the UK's native reptiles can be found. Situated on Poole Harbour and within the Dorset Area of Natural Beauty, it's a stunning landscape that consists of dramatic open heathland and ancient oak woodland.

Swanage Steam Railway

The 12 mile Swanage Railway return trip takes you through the beautiful Purbeck countryside and includes stunning views of the iconic remains of William the Conqueror's Corfe Castle.

Places to eat

Here are some convenient spots on route to stop for food and drinks

RSPB Arne Cafe

It took a few years for the RSPB to convert this old Toy museum into the cafe it is today, but it was worth the wait. Their food is sustainably packaged locally sourced and organic and they serve their own bird-friendly coffee.

Arne Nature Reserve