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Ordnance Survey Explorer – OL 15 – Purbeck and South Dorset



Ordnance Survey Explorer – OL 15 – Purbeck and South Dorset in the OS Explorer map series is the ideal map for exploring the Purbeck coast and South Dorset. The Jurassic coast is a major draw for many outdoors enthusiasts and the beautiful countryside of South Dorset is perfect for walks and rides.

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Ordnance Survey Explorer – OL 15 – Purbeck and South Dorset

Explorer – 1:25 000 scale (4 cm to 1 km – 2.5 inches to 1 mile)

The essential map for outdoor activities

The OS Explorer Map is the Ordnance Survey’s most detailed folding map and is recommended for anyone enjoying outdoor activities including walking, horse riding and off-road cycling. Providing complete GB coverage, the OS Explorer map series details information essential in the great outdoors, including youth hostels, pubs and visitor information. Rights of way, fences, permissive paths and bridleways are clearly shown, ensuring you have the best information to get the most out of your time in the countryside.

We recommend the use of a Map Case to enjoy this map in all conditions, or alternatively have a look at the OS Explorer Active range of maps.

OL 15 – Purbeck and South Dorset

Walks, trails and paths

  • South West CP
  • Jubilee Trail
  • Castleman Trailway
  • Monarch’s Way (Book 3)
  • Macmillan Way
  • Purbeck Way
  • Wareham Forest Way
  • Portland Coast Path
  • South West Coast Path (National Trail)

Areas and Locations

  • Bridport
  • Dorchester
  • Poole
  • Swanage
  • Wareham
  • Weymouth
  • Purbeck
  • Dorset

Explore Purbeck and South Dorset with the Ordnance Survey Explorer – OL 15 – Purbeck and South Dorset. Covering an expansive Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there’s a wealth of tranquil countryside and crashing coastline for you to explore.

The peninsula of Purbeck is made up of 60 square miles of sculpted shores, steep cliffs and sandy beaches – a perfect location for all kinds of walking, from gentle ambling, to serious tramping.

Whether you want to take it easy, or you’d prefer to be a bit more energetic, you’ll find plenty of outdoor options covered in the Ordnance Survey Explorer – OL 15 – Purbeck and South Dorset.

If you’re up to the challenge, why not cycle the 47-mile trail around Purbeck? Take the leisurely option with a week-long winding trip, or set off at a serious sprint, completing the course in one or two days.

Find fossils and a medley of marine life at Kimmeridge Bay. The flats here provide the perfect platform for keen ecologists to explore the natural environment. Explore the woodlands and heath on Brownsea Island for the chance to spot red squirrels, Sika deer, kingfishers and oystercatchers.

And if archaeology’s where your true interest lies, head to Dorchester to discover ancient sites, from the Maumbury Rings to Maiden Castle.

Ordnance Survey Explorer – OL 15 Mapping Area

OOrdnance Survey Explorer - OL 15 - Purbeck and South Dorset

How to access the digital version of this map

This map comes with a digital version which you can download to your smartphone or tablet.
Go to for more details (terms and conditions apply).
Scratch off the panel on the inside cover of the map to reveal a code, you are then just three easy steps away from downloading your digital map. If the scratch panel has already been scratched off or if you have any problems downloading your map, please call the OS Customer Service Centre on 03456 050505.

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Location Keywords

Bridport, Dorchester, Poole, Swanage, Wareham, Weymouth

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Trail Keywords

Castleman Trailway, Jubilee Trail, Macmillan Way, Monarch's Way (Book 3), Portland Coast Path, Purbeck Way, South West Coast Path (National Trail), South West CP, Wareham Forest Way


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