Place:Arne, Dorset, England


Located inDorset, England
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Arne is a village and civil parish in the Purbeck district of Dorset, England; situated east of Wareham. The local travel links are located at Wareham railway station. Bournemouth International Airport is away. The main road through the village is Arne Road connecting Arne to Wareham. The village is situated on the Arne Peninsula, which protrudes into Poole Harbour opposite the town of Poole.

Besides the village and peninsula of Arne, the civil parish includes a significant area to the west of Arne and south and west of Wareham, including the villages of Ridge, Stoborough, Stoborough Green and Worgret, and has an area of 24.83 square kilometres. At the time of the 2011 census, the parish had a population of 1,297.[1] The parish forms part of the Purbeck local government district.

Arne is well known for the Arne RSPB reserve (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds), which is adjacent to the village. It also lies within the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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