Wareham is a charming market town of Saxon origin, it’s history dates back nearly 2000 years. The town is the gateway to the Isle of Purbeck, nestled between the River Frome and the River Piddle which flows along to Poole Harbour.
Wareham Quay is a popular attraction with restaurants, a café serving delicious ice cream as well as two public houses, there is something for all tastes and age groups. You can hire a boat and row along the river and enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife or take a less strenuous boat trip to Poole Harbour. You can take an enjoyable stroll along the river bank beside the River Frome or walk the Walls.
Wareham Town Walls surround the historic town of Wareham. They were originally built in Saxon times to defend Wareham from attacks against the Vikings. Footpaths on top of the walls give good views of the River Piddle and town, and link into the ‘Bowling Green’ open space. Interpretation boards are situated alongside the route of the Walls and a ‘Walls Walks’ leaflet is available from Discover Purbeck Information Centre in Wareham.
Wareham offers a good variety of independent cafes, bars, shops, gift shops and supermarkets. There is also a leisure centre and swimming pool hosting numerous activities and exercise classes. Throughout the summer months, Wareham Wednesdays has become an extremely popular event, the Quay is transformed with a stage hosting tribute bands, games, food and drink stalls, fairground rides and fireworks display.
Arne is an RSPB nature reserve where you can enjoy wonderful walks across open heathland and through the old oak woodland. Arne is a fantastic place for walking at any time of year with a range of events being held such as guided walks and events for children to learn about the unique nature of the heathland. The reserve overlooks Poole Harbour where you can watch thousands of wading birds, ducks and geese.
Blue Pool is a unique attraction where you can enjoy walks around a magical pool famous for its ever-changing colours. The clay in the water diffracts light in different ways producing this spectrum of colour appearing to be sometimes green and sometimes turquoise. The pool is surrounded by 25 acres of heath, woodland and gorse interlaced with sandy paths that lead up to views of the Purbeck Hills or down to the water’s edge.
Wareham Golf Club in Dorset is an established eighteen hole golf course in the Isle of Purbeck in the heart of Dorset. On the edge of Wareham Forest, the golf club provides a tranquil setting with picturesque views over the Purbeck Hills, Poole Harbour and over to Corfe Castle. Wareham golf club provide a quality golf course, fantastic service value for members, visitors and golfing societies alike.