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The Fine Foundation Wild Seas Centre, Kimmeridge, Jurassic Coast

Fine Foundation Wild Seas Centre

Discover Kimmeridge Beautiful Kimmeridge Bay lies just 7 miles (by road) from Wareham. It sits on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and within the Purbeck Coast Marine Conservation Zone. There is so much to explore, from the fossil-rich seashore ledges to the wealth of rockpool life to be found at low tide and the …

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Wild Woodbury Dorset Wildlife Trust Bere Regis near Wareham and Purbeck

Wild Woodbury

A 170 hectares of former agricultural land acquired by Dorset Wildlife Trust in 2021 just outside Bere Regis. Rewilding is not abandoning the land or trying to return the land to what it looked like centuries ago, it’s about letting nature take the lead, allowing woodland to regenerate naturally, creating wetlands and introducing mixed grazing. …

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Dorset Wildife Trust Higher Hyde Heath Nature Reserve

Higher Hyde Heath Nature Reserve

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 …

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Stonehill Nature Reserve near Wareham in Dorset

Stonehill Down Nature Reserve

Nextdoor to Kilwood is Stonehill Down nature reserve with its stunning views across Purbeck, also managed by Dorset Wildlife Trust High up on the chalk ridge running from east to west over the Isle of Purbeck, Stonehill Down offers far reaching views across Wareham Forest and in the warmer months, the chalk downland is covered …

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Kilwood Nature Reserve near Wareham in Dorset

Kilwood Nature Reserve

A few miles outside Wareham, you will find this wonderful nature reserve managed by Dorset Wildlife Trust. Kilwood is the inspiring result of years of natural regeneration of the birch and oak woodland which is now home to dormice as well as great crested newts in the deep ponds and 18 species of dragonflies. Throughout …

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