Wareham's Saxon Walls surround Wareham old town on three sides. The grassland provides habitat for various flowers, insects and butterflies.
The Walls and Walls Walk are signposted from various cars parks in the town centre. Once on top of the Walls, there are views of the River Piddle and Wareham Common.
|Grid reference:||SY 921 873|
|Nearest postcode:||BH20 4JZ|
|Leaflet||For more information about the history of the Walls and the route of the Walls Walk, download the Visitor Guide (pdf, 634kb) (opens in a new window) or purchase a copy from Discover Purbeck Information Centre.|
|Nearest bus stop:||North Street or South Street (Wareham is bus routes 30, 40, X54 and 104) - information about bus services|
|Nearest train station:|
Wareham (0.25 mile) - information about train services
|Parking:||Long and short stay parking is available in Wareham - charges apply. The Walls Walk starts from the Streche Road car park.|
Access for less-abled visitors is limited to the foot of the ramparts where they are adjacent to Streche Road car Park, North Walls, Bells Orchard Lane, the public section of North Bestwall Road, and East Walls. A short section of sloping tarmac path leads up to the north west corner of the Walls from North Walls, but this is not suitable for all less-abled visitors to use as it is narrow and the slope increases towards the top of the rampart. There are a number of benches on top of the walls, with views of the rivers and meadows.
|Dogs allowed?||Yes. Dog bins provided.|
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|Habitats:||Neutral and acid grassland, woodland, swamp and fen.|
|Site designations:||Scheduled Ancient Monument|
|Owner:||The Rempstone Estate|
|Managed by:||Purbeck District Council|
|Other activities in the area:|
Wareham Forest (opens in a new window), Morden Bog (opens in a new window), Wareham Forest Way, Purbeck cycle rides, Northport Greenway and Sika Cycle Trail, The Purbeck Way, The Purbeck Way West Route, The Wareham Two Rivers Walks, Wareham Museum (opens in a new window)
How to get there
Wareham is found on the A351. Follow signs for long stay parking, which will take you to Streche Road car park. The Walls Walk starts from here, as well as good views of West Walls and Bloody Bank. Travel Dorset can help plan your journey.