Walking with heels at Holt Heath

Walking trail

A circular walk around Holt Heath nature reserve which holds European importance.

Enjoy a walk past the vibrant heather and gorse

There are woodland secrets and wildlife to enjoy. The walk start is a treat in itself and a lovely place to catch your breath. Grade of walk: Trainer (all rounder); Type of walk: 'Flora & Fauna', 'Hidden Places'.

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Map route for walking with heels at Holt Heath


Whitesheet car park, grid ref: SU048037


From the car park at Whitesheet walk through the gate in the fence, which is close to the car park entrance, and follow the track that meanders through conifer woodland.

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Head along the path, taking in the views until you get to a where the paths meet at a junction.

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Take the path heading towards Mannington Road.

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Turn left again and follow the narrow path through the heath.


Turn left on the track adjacent to Upper Row Road to return to the path crossing then head back to the car park.

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Whitesheet car park, grid ref: SU048037

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Walking with heels at Holt Heath


Mostly heath tracks which can get wet under foot after rain.

The heath is a great place for dog walking.

Walking with heels at Holt Heath

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Walking with heels at Holt Heath

How to get here

Holt Heath, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 7JZ
By train

Poole Station 11.5 miles (18.5km) away.

By road

From Wimborne head north-east on B3078. Turn right onto Furzehill and continue onto Holt Lane, then turn right onto Holt Road.

By bus

Wilts & Dorset run a bus service No. 3 to Wimborne from Poole. Damory Buses have a limited service No. 301 to Holt from Wimborne.

Walking with heels at Holt Heath

Facilities and access

  • Dogs very welcome