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Higher Hyde Heath Nature Reserve

‘An internationally important area of dry & wet lowland heathland & woodland’

Four miles east of Wareham, Higher Hyde Heath is an internationally important area of dry and wet lowland heathland and woodland within a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). This nature reserve is home to all six of the UK’s native reptiles and rich and varied flora and fauna such as silver studded blue and grayling butterflies, sand lizards, Dartford warbler, emperor
dragonfly, sundew, butterwort and early marsh orchid.

There is a small car park with an information panel. From the car park, self-guided walking trails cross the nature reserve and there is a bird hide overlooking the pond which visitors are welcome to use.

Dorset Wildlife Trust

Dorset Wildlife Trust is a local conservation charity, dedicated to making space for nature. They manages 40 nature reserves and four visitor centres across Dorset. For more information about Dorset Wildlife Trust’s nature reserves, please visit their website.

 

BBQ's are banned on Purbeck Heathland Poster

 

Car Park

Contact

Higher Hyde Heath nature reserve, Bere Regis Wareham, Dorset, BH20 7NY

01305 264620

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All
  • All
  • Animals
  • Birds of Poole Harbour
  • Castles
  • Cinema
  • Cycling
  • Dorset Wildlife Trust
  • Entry Fee
  • Family Days Out
  • Fun ways to explore Purbeck
  • Gardens
  • Get Active
  • Historical
  • Interactive and Experiences
  • Jurassic Coast
  • Museums
  • National Trust
  • Nature and Wildlife
  • Nature Reserve
  • No Entry Fee
  • On the Water
  • Purbeck Heaths
  • Walking
  • Wareham Town Centre
  • Zoos
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