Riverside Path Opens
One of Wareham’s
most popular riverside walks, until recently nothing but a muddy
track, has now been completely redeveloped and is already proving
a great success in creating a better and safer route between the
two communities of
Wareham and Ridge,
and also a greatly enhanced stretch of the ever popular Purbeck Way.
Wareham & District Development Trust, in partnership with the
Environment Agency, Dorset County Council, Arne Parish Council,
the landowner and Viridor Credits, have widened, levelled and
completely resurfaced the path which runs along the south flood
bank of the river Frome between Wareham South
Bridge and Redcliffe.
John Scott, Development Manager for the Trust says ‘The
improvement work will ensure this popular path is a greatly
improved link between the two communities, usable by wheelchair
and mobility scooter users, families with buggies and pushchairs,
and assessable all year round’. He would also like to stress that
it is a footpath and not a cycle way and that large and clear
signage has been installed to get this message across.
The new path was officially opened on Monday 29th April
at a gathering of all those involved. Pictured cutting the ribbon,
from left to right, are John Scott, Wareham & District Development
Trust; Michael Frenchman, Arne Parish Council; Caroline Macleod,
Arne Parish Council.
District Development Trust
Rempstone Estate Office, Cow Lane,
Wareham BH20 4RD
Tel: 01929 556267 E-mail: