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|Wareham Walls and Rivers|
|Author: clairesharpuk, Published: 29 Jun 2011||Walk rating : Rating:|
|A 3 mile circular walk following the Walls of the Saxon market town of Wareham, including two short sections along the banks of the Rivers Frome and Piddle. The Walls are ancient earth ramparts surrounding the town, thought to have been built by Alfred the Great to defend the town from the Danes. |
There are a couple of stiles and the path alongside the River Piddle is very narrow with tall vegetation each side (if you wear shorts in summer be prepared for the nettles!) but otherwise the walk is easy to navigate and relatively flat.
Parking is available in the Streche Road pay and display car park in Wareham. Approximate post code BH20 4QJ.
|North to the River Piddle|
Start point: 50.6858 lat, -2.1146 long
Walk through to the back of the Streche Road car park and follow the road at the end as it bends to the left with the health centre and hospital on your right. The road ends as it meets the entrance to a school.
|Along the River Piddle|
Start point: 50.6883 lat, -2.1229 long
Take some time to enjoy the grass banks alongside the River Piddle. The water runs steady and clear with relatively shallow edges so lots of dogs were enjoying a paddle and drink as we passed by.
|Along Wareham Walls|
Start point: 50.6899 lat, -2.1101 long
Climb the grass slope to walk along the top of the old walls. This section is part of the north wall, and gives lovely views across the flood plains of the River Piddle on your left. On your right you’ll see an open grass area called the bowling green, although the origin of the name is not known.
|Wareham Town and River Frome|
Start point: 50.6851 lat, -2.1052 long
Walk along Conninger Lane with graveyards on both sides. Turn left and then right into Church Lane past the church on your left. Cross diagonally over Church Green, following the signs to the Quay. As you emerge into the Quay, take time to enjoy the riverside of the River Frome. There are also public toilets and refreshments available here.
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The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.
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