Overlooking Wareham Quay - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama of Wareham taken from the bridge over the River Frome. This picture shows a view over the Quay area and down the river, taken on a sunny afternoon in September 2009.
Overlooking Wareham Quay - FURTHER INFORMATION
Overlooking Wareham Quay - Wareham visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Overlooking Wareham Quay' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Dorset.
Wareham in Dorset is built on dry land bounded by both the River Frome to the south and River Piddle to the north. In the distant past Wareham used to be an important port in Dorset, but the Wareham Channel has silted up considerably over the intervening centuries so that today only small pleasure craft can navigate up to Wareham from Poole Harbour. It is not unusual to see small pleasure craft moored alongside the quay.
Wareham Quay is a focal point of town life. The quay is lined with various shops, contains the Granary Restaurant and is close to both Lady St Mary church and the Priory Hotel. On the quay is a pay-and-display car park, and is sometimes used to host small festivals.
This bridge links Wareham with Corfe Castle to the south. Just north of here in an old church building visible in this picture is Wareham Tourist Information Centre. The road continues due north through the town, laid out in Roman times, passing St Martin on the Wall Church, the oldest Saxon church in Dorset