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Where is Tyneham?

Tyneham is in PurbeckDorset

The following map, annotated with the direction signs at various junctions, and the directions below should help you find your way to Tyneham.

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As Tyneham is not inhabited, it is not well signposted. Nor does Tyneham have a postcode that can be entered into satnavs. Nor are there phone masts, so mobile phone reception is poor

From the Weymouth/Dorchester direction on the A352:

  • As you approach Wool, take the right hand turn just before the railway barriers on to the B3071 signposted to ‘West Lulworth & Lulworth Castle’.
  • At the Burngate Farm crossroads, just before Lulworth Camp, take the left-hand turn on to the B3070 signposted to ‘East Lulworth Wareham’.
  • Just before the entrance to Lulworth Castle, you will see a sign saying ‘All military vehicles turn right’. Take the right-hand turn. An Army Ranges sign says ‘Corfe Castle via Whiteway Hill’.
  • A little further on, take the road on the right signposted to ‘Tyneham Village’. The road winds up Whiteway Hill and at the top there is a viewpoint on the right-hand side.
  • About a mile further on there appears to be a turning area on the left-hand side.
  • Immediately after this, take the sharp right-hand turning which drops down into Tyneham valley.

From the Poole/Bournemouth direction on the A351:

  • As you approach Wareham you will go over the main railway line.
  • At the first roundabout, take the second exit signposted ‘A351 Swanage‘ and continue on the Wareham bypass.
  • At the second roundabout, again take the second exit signposted ‘A351 Swanage’ and continue on the Wareham bypass.
  • The next junction you come to is staggered: take the right-hand turning signposted to ‘Creech Steeple Kimmeridge’. Stay on this road, which passes Creech Grange, straight to the top of Grange Hill where you will pass a viewpoint on your left.
  • Shortly after the viewpoint, the road you are on bears round sharply to the left but you need to turn right (in effect, heading straight on along the top of the hill) taking the road signposted ‘Tyneham Lulworth via Army Ranges’.
  • After a third of a mile, take the road on your left down into Tyneham valley.

From the Swanage direction on the A351:

  • Immediately after Corfe Castle, take the left turn signposted to ‘Church Knowle Steeple Kimmeridge’.
  • Go straight through Church Knowle and on to Steeple. As you approach Steeple, do not take the left turn to Kimmeridge.
  • At Steeple Leaze Farm the road bends round to the right and slowly climbs up the hill.
  • At the top of the hill the road bends sharply to the right but you need to take the left-hand turn.
  • There is no signpost but you will see the gate to the Army Ranges with a green portacabin alongside.
  • After a third of a mile, take the road on your left down into Tyneham valley.

Tyneham is NOT accessible to coaches

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Page last updated: 8 June 2021

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