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Wareham Forest walks

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January 9, 2017

Favourite walking trails in and around Wareham, explore the beautiful region by foot


Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat is brand new for 2017. Nestled in the magical Dorset woodland, it’s the perfect escape where you can relax and de-stress from the daily grind.

Return to nature at Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat where the local area is filled with walking paths ranging from coastal trails to country ambles. There is quite simply Wareham Forest walks for everyone. I’ve come up with the top 4 walking trails around Wareham that are all close to our brand new luxurious location, which offers fabulous accommodation in a magical setting.


the two rivers walk

These short circular trails follow footpaths along the Frome and Piddle Rivers. Surrounded by Purbeck’s wetlands, which are relatively undiscovered, you can marvel at the nature around you. The wetlands support up to 20,000 birds in the winter, as well as water voles, salmon, trout and even otters, so keep your eyes peeled for all the wildlife on your walk! The Two Rivers Walk in Wareham is three miles long and if you decide to take a winter walk in Wareham, then wellies are the best way to go. For any other time of year walking boots are recommended as some places may be a little muddy even in the summer.


the Wareham town walls walk

This is a popular Wareham walking trail on the walls surrounding the town. The walls date back to the 9th Century, originally being built by the Saxons to defend from Viking attacks, it surrounds the town on three sides. The wall is now grassy earth mounds surrounding the town that you can walk up to the top and follow the 1 mile trail around the town, with benches to have a picnic along the way and beautiful views of the River Piddle.


the commoners way

This walking trail starts only a 10 minute drive from Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat, with it starting and finishing in Kingston while taking you to the beautiful Corfe Castle and back. This 5 mile circular walking trail starts at St James’ Church in Kingston and takes you through the town, countryside and Corfe Castle village and back. There are lots of places to eat lunch or stop off and have some afternoon tea along the route, as well as there being a number 40 bus service that connects Kingston to Corfe Castle, meaning you can catch the bus to the castle and walk back, or the other way around, if you didn’t fancy the full 5 mile trek.


the Wareham way

This is a long distance walking trail in Wareham, being 13 miles from Wareham to Sturminster Marshall and walk through the less well known, beautiful landscapes of north Purbeck and East Dorset. Along the walk you will enjoy stunning views, shady glades, troves of wildlife and even have an Iron Age hill fort to explore! Start the trail at the beautiful Wareham Quay, with plenty of stop off points for a picnic, follow the gravel paths and public rights of way including stiles and gates along the long distance walking trail. As the Wareham Way walking trail is so long, you don’t have to do all of it, you can join and leave at any point to enjoy the most spectacular country views.


So why not book a holiday at Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat, relax and de-stress while getting back to nature in the magical woodland and Dorset countryside. The many Wareham walking trails will have you exploring the region at your own pace and in a beautiful setting, all while retiring back to brand new, luxurious accommodation.

Happy Exploring Ladies & Gents!

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