The East Creech Figure-Of-Eight




Access Restrictions ?


2 3/4 miles


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An excellent easy walk which offers excellent views from South East to South West within 1/4 mile of the start. The view overlooks Poole harbour, the Sandbanks ferry, over to The Isle of Wight, the picturesque valley down to Swanage and across to Clavell’s Tower at Kimmeridge.

The detailed walk is below and also here in PDF format if you wish to print:-


The East Creech Figure-Of-Eight
How to get there:- Grid Reference; 922822. Turn right for Kimmeridge/Creech off
the Wareham Bypass. After about 1 1/2 miles, take the left turn for East Creech,
Follow the lane for about a mile then, with the phone box on your left, turn right and
proceed up to hill for about ½ mile. Just before the brow of the hill, there is a gravel
parking area on the right.
Walk details:-
Cross the road and walk up the lane signposted to The Ridgeway. After about 1/4 mile
you will come to another gate and straight-on signs to Steeple. Turn left before the
gate and follow the track down to the road (1/3 mile).
Go straight on along the road for about 50 metres and turn left through a single gate.
Follow the grassy incline down to the edge of the woods (300 metres), then follow the
path up through the woods to a stile at the top.
At this point, to follow the walk you need to bear right but it is worth bearing slightly
left to go to the Trig point to see the views and information.
From the stile, bear right, or from the Trig point, 90 degrees right and follow the track
down to the single and field gate at the road. After about 20 metres, on the left-hand
side of the road, go through the gate marked ‘Steeple 1 3/4’. Go around the small
reservoir site, keeping it to your right, over the stile, and follow the path down to your
Follow the path along while it continues in the same direction (2/3 mile). At this
point, on the left will be a stile (to Steeple) but turn sharp right up the hill (1/3 mile)
to the gate at the top. Go through the gate and proceed straight ahead back to the car.