West Moors, St Leonards & St.Ives, East Dorset.
Grid refs: Avon Valley Car Park SU 139 049,
Horton Rd SU 132 050; Arnold Close SU 081 031.
A 6km section of old railway line, owned by Dorset County Council and managed by Dorset Countryside Ranger Service. It is a permissive path, not a dedicated public right of way. Essentially it is a woodland corridor which passes over the King Stream and West Moors River. There are views onto Lions Hill SSSI Heathland and into Westmoors SSSI. It passes by West Moors Plantation and Ringwood Forest with dedicated links to both Moors Valley and Avon Heath Country Parks.
As this part of the Castleman Trailway is open to walkers, cyclists and equestrians the Rangers who look after the Trailway ask that dog walkers: Please keep dog under close control; Please clean up after your dog; Never cycle with your dog on the lead.
You will find dog bins at:
- Arnold Close - Westmoors entrance
- Grosvenor Close entrance - Ashley Heath
- close to Horton Rd (Western side), Ashley Heath
- Avon Valley car park off Hurn Lane
For further information about the Castleman Trailway including maps click here: Castleman Trailway