The town of Wimborne is idyllically set between the pretty rivers Stour and Allen. Not only does this afford blissful waterside views and strolls but also provides a perfect opportunity to enjoy the river aboard a rowing boat.
Some of the waterside properties have their own tether on the Stour and some people bring their own boat and potter. If you’ve always fancied messing about on the river but don’t want to splash out on kit before you’ve tried it, there are a number of boating companies and clubs around Wimborne who can help you find your sea legs.
Check out Dreamboats, a friendly little boat hire business in Wimborne which operates every weekend from April to October (and weekdays too in July and August). For just £12.50 you can have an hour on the Stour. There’s a boathouse, a jetty, a riverside path, children’s playground and picnic area on the site too if you want to make a day of it.