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Durdle Door Lulworth Jurassic Coast

Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door

Lulworth is world famous for its unique geology and landforms. A  UNESCO World Heritage Site where you can visit Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Lulworth Crumple and Stair Hole and Man O’War Beach. Lulworth Cove Lulworth is the perfect place to visit to enjoy panoramic views and beautiful natural coastal landscapes.  With activities from rock-pooling and …

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Visit the ghost village of Tyneham near Creech, Wareham

Tyneham ‘ghost’ Village

Tyneham is Dorset’s famous ‘lost’ village   In November 1943 all residents of the small village of Tyneham in Dorset were told to leave within 28 days. The area was needed for the Second World War army forces’ training. On 17 December 1943 the last residents left, believing one day they could return. Sadly this …

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The Purbeck Park near Wareham, Dorset

Purbeck Park

Located in the centre of the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, Purbeck Park is a ‘must visit’ location and is a Visitor Hub for the Purbeck Heaths (read more). Start here and explore nearby attractions and the coast by steam train, bike, bus or on foot. Meet up with family and friends to enjoy a whole …

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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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Wareham Forest near Wareham Dorset

Wareham Forest

Wareham Forest is a great place to explore and discover the famous heaths and woods of the Dorset countryside. Many miles of tracks take you through beautiful and ancient landscapes, where if you are lucky you’ll see some of the things that make it so special. This area is home to lots of unique plants …

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Wareham Town Museum Dorset

Wareham Town Museum

An interesting local museum  located in the heart of Wareham on East Street by the main traffic lights and the Town Hall. It tells the story of Wareham from prehistoric times until the present day. Exhibits include Geology including Dinosaur fossils found near Wareham. Archaeology including local Iron Age and Roman artefacts. A replica of …

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