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Things to do

We are ideally situated for discovering the surrounding areas. Stunning inland and coastal walks, beautiful sandy beaches, historical monuments and family attractions are all just a short journey by car, bus or train. So whether you are looking for a quiet relaxing stay in the countryside or an action-packed holiday, Dorset has it all to offer.

 

Our location is also great if you are planning to visit events such as Tankfest, Camp Bestival, Bournemouth Airshow and many more.

See some of our most popular attractions below!

 

Bird Watching

 

Dorset's bird life is amongst the best in the UK. We are located at Swineham Point, a local bird watching hotspot which is included in many local birding events and tours.

 

With a list of 416 species, the county is well placed in the top ten of the UK's 'league table' of county totals and second only to Norfolk for the highest number of species recorded in a day.

Dorset's habitats are varied including lowland heath, woodlands, reed beds, chalk grassland, harbours, rivers and sea cliffs.


Many of the sites are very rural, set in stunning landscapes, others are on the edge of, or even in, urban conurbations but all attracting an interesting variety of species.

Swineham Point is a birding hotspot and is featured in many articles and local bird watching websites.

 

 

The Jurassic Coast

 

Lakeviews is situated within The Jurassic Coast World Heritage site, the first Natural World site in England.

 

Stretching ninety-five miles between Old Harry Rocks in Dorset to Orcombe Point at Exmouth in East Devon, the Jurassic Coast is the most geologically diverse coastline in the world. The exposed cliff sections allow us to look back through 185 million years of time, giving insight into the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods of the Earth's natural history.

 

The Jurassic Coast is home to some of the most beautiful beaches and landmarks in the world, with spectacular sights such as Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove and Studland Bay. There are many natural geological features found all along the coast.

 

World Heritage Sites are recognized by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) as being places of outstanding universal value and part of the heritage of all mankind that should be protected, conserved and passed on to future generations to enjoy and appreciate.​

 

Hiking & Rambling

 

South Dorset is an area that provides the opportunity to walk through some of the finest coastal and rural scenery in the country.



A very popular walk is the Wareham Walls walk just five minutes from Lakeviews.

Wareham Town Walls were originally built in Saxon times to defend the town from attacks against the Vikings. This circular walk follows the walls around the town.
The walls surround the heart of the town on three sides (the fourth side being defended by the River Frome) and date from the 9th century.



The coastal walks offer 630 miles of the most stunning and picturesque scenery in the country. For a complete guide to the south-west coastal paths and for walking maps please look at this website:


http://www.southwestcoastpath.com/

 

 

Wareham Boat Hire

Wareham boat hire is under new ownership, offering motorboats, canoes, rowing boats and paddle boards.

Experience the peace and tranquility of Wareham river, and enjoy the wildlife.





 

 

 

Visit their website

http://www.warehamboathire.co.uk
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The Tank Museum

 

 

The Tank Museum brings the history of tanks and tank crew to life with the World's best collection of tanks and stunning live displays.
There are great exhibitions such as the Story of the Tank, The Trench Experience and Battlegroup Afghanistan.

The Tank Museum is just 15 minutes drive from Lakeviews!

Visit the website for more details at tankmuseum.org/home

 

 

Monkey World

 

 

Monkey World is an Ape and Monkey Sanctuary and Rescue Centre near Wareham. It is a fantastic family attraction open all year round, and just 15 minutes drive from Lakeviews B&B!



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For more info visit

www.monkeyworld.org