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Waterways of Dorset

Navigable Rivers and Canals within Dorset

The River Frome at Wareham.

Dorset & Somerset Canal

Waterway's place in Dorset :

A canal from Dorset to Somerset that was not completed.

Waterway Description:

Work was started, but never finished, on an 8-mile branch of this canal, which was authorised to run from Blandford to the Kennet & Avon at Widbrooke near Bradford on Avon.

History:

Authorised by an Act of 1796 but never opened.

For more details see the Waterway details page.

River Frome

Waterway's place in Dorset :

The river is entirely within Dorset.

Waterway Description:

This tidal river runs seven and three-quarter miles from Wareham to Poole Harbour.

For more details see the Waterway details page.

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