The East Creech Loop




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1 ½ miles

Easy (with short steep option)


A gentle 1 ½ mile 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:- 

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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 and through a metal gate after 150 metres. 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 (1/4 mile). (Note: At this point, to add about 1/3 mile, you can proceed along the road for 50 metres, straight through the large gate ahead and go to the Trig point and return).

At the road, turn sharp left and follow the road down to the sharp bend (150 metres) where you will finds a stile on your left. Go over the stile and at this point you have a choice:

  1. Continue up the gentle valley slope to meet the path you came in on then turn right back to the car, or;
  2. Turn immediately right and go straight up the steep side until you reach the brow of the hill (100 metres).

At this point, proceed at 45º to your left to a stile in the fence which takes you into the woods (200 metres).

The path will take you left for about 100 metres until a yellow post sign (keep an eye out for this as it is blocked by a tree as you approach it) will direct you down through the woods to a stile in the corner where the woods and a field meet (1/4 mile).

Proceed straight over the stile to another stile in the left hand corner (100 metres) which will bring you out onto the road.

Turn left and walk up the road to the car.

Andy Pedrick
Jurassic Jaunts
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