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Sika Walking Trail - Wareham Forest
(Average user rating: 4 unrated 3.7/5)

Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Easy

Length of trail:

2 miles

Trail is currently open


Trail description

Starting from the Sika trail car park in WarehaDog walkers in Wareham Forestm Forest, Dorset,  enjoy the Scenery of Wareham Forest on foot or by bike by  following the tracked routes through the forest and across the heath.

The trail is  generally flat with a couple of inclines and is suitable for cyclists and walkers of all ages and abilities.

What do other visitors say?

4 Stars 4 Stars

Walked here today but did not see any way markers at all once we left the car park.Very nice paths but difficult to be sure which way was best once we got to the outer boundary. Did meet another walker who gave us some help and did eventually find the car park again following the sound of the road .

Anonymous, 17/Sep/2015
3 Stars 3 Stars

It would be a lovely place to use more often if there were toilet facilities. I run a Nordic Walking Group for older people and just a basic toilet facility would encourage so many more users. Not many of my group want to go behind a tree. Puts many of them off using what could be a lovely area. Its a shame, as in Wales and Scotland many of the forest areas have basic facilities near. Come on persuade the council!

Anonymous, 20/Apr/2015

Thank you for your comment.The basic facilities of car park and Sika Trail have been provided by the FC in consultation with the Landowner. There are currently no plans to extend beyond this and we hope that you continue to enjoy the woodland as it is.

Forestry Commission Response
4 Stars 4 Stars

We read about people getting lost and thought what a load of whalleys. After visiting the Sika Trail, I can understand why. We followed the red trail using the posts, only for the red posts to suddenly disappear, the last red post was 30 yards from a T-junction, so when you get to the T-junction, the red posts disappear, so you say to yourself, left or right, so we chose right, wrong, we ended up back where we started, the car park! So we went out again and still couldn't follow the red trail properly. PLEASE, MORE STRATEGICALLY PLACED RED POSTS, THANKS YOU!!!!

Alan Saunders, 20/Jul/2014

Many apologies for any inconvenience. It probably won't help you but we are due to relocate the way marker posts for both the walking and cycling trails in the future. In the meantime we will see what we can do by way of a temporary solution.

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What's Here?

  • Cycling
  • Walking
  • Horse riding
  • If you wish to ride on Forestry Commission tracks in Ringwood or Wareham you are required to have a Forestry Commission Riding Permit.
  • Wildlife
  • The Sika Cycle Trail takes its name from the sika deer found in this forest and throughout the county.
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