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Purbeck WALX Festival HUB and General Info

18th - 20th September 2020

HUB and General Info

In 2018 we moved our event to a unique and exclusive new HUB in a stunning location just outside Corfe Castle. This beautiful location has brilliant transport links from Wareham and Swanage (Road, Bus and Steam train), free parking and stunning views and we are delighted to be going back for a third time in 2020

However it’s biggest benefit by far if that there are so many amazing walks directly from the Hub and Corfe Castle. There’s also space for multiple workshops and a presentation marquee plus retail stalls and lots of delicious catering options from dawn till dusk. In 2018, we also introduced a music stage to ensure the social side of things did not disappoint and it was a massive success! Watch this space for a bigger and better show in 2020 and do NOT miss out!

We will still have mini HUBS in locations where we start a lot of walks (see below)and a presence in Swanage for the start and finsih of the CHALLENGE events. So Swanage is still a great place to stay and feel part of things and it does tend to turn purple with walkers during the event!. In 2018 we also operated a bespoke steam train back to Swanage and Corfe after the Saturday night feast and if we get enough bookings we will do likewise in 2020 too. What better way to get back to Swanage after a few Ciders and boogie around the braziers!

We work hard to make sure we create a magical experience for everybody and the 2020 will once again, be 100% managed by the NWUK/WALX Festival Team (apart from the challenges). Tell us what you want and we will listen!

New for 2020 – Bespoke Group booking programmes – Speak to the Team about a pre set programme for groups of 10 or more plus a FREE place for the organiser.

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What’s on at the Hub?

The HUB is where we hold presentations, demos and workshops as well as start a lot of walks.

It is where you come to register (to pick up wristband, T shirt, Maps and Guide to help you find your way around and goodie bag) and get to mingle with other Nordic Walkers as you enjoy browsing the NWUK store and sampling lovely Dorset fayre!

Stalls confirmed so far are:


Get into the festival swing on day one and really enjoy the best hospitality the area has to offer with our FRIDAY NIGHT SUPPER WALKS
Following the success of the Friday Night Supper events last year we have extended our range for 2020 and pre-booked meals at some of the most iconic locations

These include:-

Paella on the Beach at Joes Café
Arne Campfire Supper

Prosecco on the Promenade

Fit n Chips – seaside supper

More to come – watch this space


On Saturday we will have the PURPLEBECK SPECTACULAR event with a choice of brilliant food options, a bar and live music all set in our tranquil and unique rustic HUB. 

Check out the menu choices….

CURRY – Chicken Tikka Masala, Vegetable Bhuna or Beef Madras all with Fragrant Rice, Mango Chutney and a Poppadom

HOG ROAST – Slow cooked pulled pork in a bun, apple sauce, stuffing, garlic roast potatoes, coleslaw and Dorset salad (veg option BBQ Halloumi)

BURRITOS – Chicken or vegetarian options served with wedges and garnish (mega popular in 2018)


The Final Fox Trot
Joint the festival team as they celebrate the end of yet another weekend to remember – book your place at this supper as we take over the whole of this iconic pub which is believed to be one of the oldest in the UK.


The whole festival is one big social event with Cream Tea walks and other themed extravaganzas.


The Mini Hubs

Thanks to our amazing Partners in and round Purbeck we also have several mini HUBs where we will have a dedicated event host to meet and greet you.

Durlston Country Park

One of the most stunning Country Parks in the UK this park encompasses part of the South west Coastal Path and features everything from cliff top lighthouses and rocky paths to tranquil meadows and ancient woodland.

There is also a Visitor Centre and café which are perfect after the workout walks which are a strong favourite at this location.

Swanage Sand Pit fields in partnership with Tpow

Our sea front HUB in busy bustling and beautiful Swanage.

This is where the challenges finish and where we host many of our Swanage walks and workshops.


As part of a much wider partnership with the RSPB which gives NWUK and local Instructors exclusive access to parts of this famous reserve (featured on BBC Autumn watch and Countryfile).

We will have a mini HUB to help us co-ordinate the huge range of walks and activities which will include special Ranger lead walks and a Campfire Supper on the Friday night.

Local Supporters

Corfe Castle Village Stores
Corfe Castle Village Bakery
Norden Farm Shop
Corfe Castle Sweet Shop

Purbeck WALX Festival
Key Locations and Hubs

Title Address Description
Main Festival Hub
A351, Wareham BH20, UK

The Main Hub, opposite
Park and Ride,
just outside Corfe Castle

Durlston Country Park
7 Lighthouse Rd, Swanage BH19 2JH, UK

One of the most stunning
Country Parks in the UK
this park encompasses part
of the South west Coastal Path

Swanage Sand Pit fields Hub
3 De Moulham Rd, Swanage BH19 1NP, UK

Our sea front HUB in busy
bustling and beautiful Swanage

RSPB Arne Hub
RSPB Arne, Wareham BH20 5BJ, UK

As part of a much wider partnership
with the RSPB which gives NWUK
and local Instructors exclusive
access to parts of this famous reserve

The Purbeck WALX Festival

2020 Festival dates – 18th, 19th and 20th September!

3 + 4 =



Contact: NWUK Festival team
Email : festival@nordicwalking.co.uk
Tel : 0333 1234540
Address : Exercise Anywhere Ltd
French Grass Works
Kingston Road
Worth Matravers
BH19 3JP