Out of Car Experiences in Purbeck
The Swanage Railway offers a unique way of seeing Purbeck - this old fashioned steam trains take you from Norden Park & Ride near Wareham to Corfe Castle village or all the way down to Swanage.
Other car free ideas in Purbeck are featured in the Car Free Days Out leaflets availablel from the Dorset For You website.
Jurassic Coast by train, boat and bus
There are lots of routes you can take along the Jurassic Coast, which offer a number of combinations of bus, boat, train, bike and footpath. The Explore the Jurassic Coast Without a Car leaflet suggests a range of itineraries you might like to follow but of course the idea is, that you can mix and match your own, as you discover the joys and delights of ‘exploring without your car'. Jurassic Coast with out a car 4.02 Mb
By using more sustainable ways of travelling around the Jurassic Coast, you will be helping to reduce road congestion and create a better environment for visitors and locals alike.
Trains to Trails
Trains to Trails offers four fantastic walks weaving together landscape, history and culture with a train ride on the Heart of Wessex Line which runs from Weymouth up to Bath stopping at Upwey, Dorchester, Maiden Newton and Chetnole in Dorset. Download Trains to Trails 1.58 Mb
Please not that since publication a new footpath has opened from the station at Thornford into the village. The map showing this has been updated and is available. Chocolate Box Walk, revised map 109.65 Kb
(The Chocolate Box walk is now 4.5 miles not 4 as described in the leaflet)
Up to Date Bus and Train Information
Traveline South West can give you all the travel information you need to plan your door to door journey by train and bus around Dorset and beyond. Their website www.travelinesw.com is very useful as is their helpine number 0871 200 22 33 which will give you information on the next bus / train due with live information when available.
You can also find out the next bus due with your mobile phone - mobile phone services www.mytraveline.mobi for internet access phones and 84268 for text phones if you have a code for the bus stop you want to travel from.