Drivers and passengers should make their own arrangements.
Don’t forget to make sure everything you need for walking is accessible in the car.
Navigational instructions for drivers are in a printable document (see left).
We are meeting in a public pay and display car park in the centre of Wareham. Google gives three very different routes, all of which can take around 2 hours 45 minutes. Be ready to start walking by 1300.
You should make your own arrangements for lunch. There are plenty of pubs and cafés in Wareham, or you could eat a picnic in the (unattractive) car park, which has a toilet. Another option is to use one of several pubs which you pass on the way.
This is an easy, almost level, walk, although the river stretch is rather uneven underfoot. Part of it is along the top of the Anglo-Saxon town wall with good views. If the weather is poor or we are running out of time, the wall stretch can be omitted. Click for a map of the walk. Despite what is shown in the profile, we never go below sea level!
After the walk we have a drive of about 10 miles to the Grand Hotel. It may not be possible for all of us to park there, but there is some street parking available.
Dinner will be at 1900, and will be followed by an introduction to the area by Purbeck U3A.