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The beautiful Wareham Quay is the home to Wareham Quay River Cruises

Wareham Quay River Cruises

Hear the colourful history of Saxon Wareham with a 40 minute river cruise. Travel up stream, under the bridge for the nature and down river to Redclyffe. Learn which famous king was buried here, who built our castle, what a Drowns man was and much more. Cruises are a maximum of 40 minutes long and …

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Birds of Poole Harbour - a Woodcock at Stoborough Heath, Purbeck

Birdlife at Stoborough Heath NNR

Soldiers Road runs between Hartland Moor and Stoborough Heath NNR, offering several convenient laybys to park up and begin exploring. However, the national nature reserve is also accessible on foot from Wareham, following the River Frome to Redcliffe and Ridge before joining the Poole Harbour Trail at Sunnyside. Here a view out across the heath …

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Birds of Poole Harbour - a Woodcock at Stoborough Heath, Purbeck

Birdlife at Slepe Heath

Slepe Heath is a productive and beautiful heathland landscape with stunning views of Poole Harbour to the north and Corfe and the Purbeck Ridge to the south. The unbroken skyline views offer good sky watching opportunities for birds of prey and birds moving up and down the Frome Valley. It holds good numbers of breeding …

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Birds of Poole Harbour Middlebere Wareham

Birdlife at Middlebere

Middlebere is one of the harbour’s premier birding sites, offering a stunning variety of birds, particularly in the autumn and winter. The Middlebere Channel borders the southeastern side of the Arne Peninsular and is viewable from the RSPB Arne Coombe Heath trail or from the National Trust “Avocet” hide on the eastern edge of the …

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Dartford Warbler Birds of Poole Harbour

Birdlife at Challow Hill Corfe

Challow Hill is nestled along the southern boundary of Poole Harbour and situated just east of Corfe Castle. With a small Dorset County Council car park located at the base of the hill along Sandy Hill Lane, Challow Hill offers a breathtaking (and breathless) walk up to one of the best views across the Poole …

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Sedge Warbler Birds of Poole Harbour

Birdlife at Bestwall & Swineham

Situated to the east of Wareham, Swineham and Bestwall offers a diverse suite of habitats including reedbed, floodplain, river bank, woodland and gravel pits all combining to support a wide range of birds. A lengthy public footpath runs around the entire site, and can be accessed only a few minutes walk from the town centre! …

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Cycle led rides in Purbeck with Sustrans

Sustran Cycle Rides in Purbeck

Sustrans is the charity making it easier to walk and cycle. We are the UK’s leading active travel charity, working on practical projects so people can choose to travel in ways that benefit their health and the environment. Cycle Led Rides in Purbeck (Coming soon) As part of what we do, we provide expert led …

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Purbeck Safari near Wareham

Purbeck Safari

Purbeck Safari is a family run business whose aim is to enable you to access and experience the beauty, magic and wildlife of this amazing area in a unique way. Join us as we take you on safari across the heaths, harbour and hills in our Land Rover Defender. Unique Way to Explore and Accessible …

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The Purbeck Park near Wareham, Dorset

Purbeck Park

Located in the centre of the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, Purbeck Park is a ‘must visit’ location and is a Visitor Hub for the Purbeck Heaths (read more). Start here and explore nearby attractions and the coast by steam train, bike, bus or on foot. Meet up with family and friends to enjoy a whole …

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