Birds of Poole Harbour - a Woodcock at Stoborough Heath, Purbeck

Birdlife at Stoborough Heath NNR

Soldiers Road runs between Hartland Moor and Stoborough Heath NNR, offering several convenient laybys to park up and begin exploring. However, the national nature reserve is also accessible on foot from Wareham, following the River Frome to Redcliffe and Ridge before joining the Poole Harbour Trail at Sunnyside. Here a view out across the heath …

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Birds of Poole Harbour - a Woodcock at Stoborough Heath, Purbeck

Birdlife at Slepe Heath

Slepe Heath is a productive and beautiful heathland landscape with stunning views of Poole Harbour to the north and Corfe and the Purbeck Ridge to the south. The unbroken skyline views offer good sky watching opportunities for birds of prey and birds moving up and down the Frome Valley. It holds good numbers of breeding …

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Birds of Poole Harbour Middlebere Wareham

Birdlife at Middlebere

Middlebere is one of the harbour’s premier birding sites, offering a stunning variety of birds, particularly in the autumn and winter. The Middlebere Channel borders the southeastern side of the Arne Peninsular and is viewable from the RSPB Arne Coombe Heath trail or from the National Trust “Avocet” hide on the eastern edge of the …

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Dartford Warbler Birds of Poole Harbour

Birdlife at Challow Hill Corfe

Challow Hill is nestled along the southern boundary of Poole Harbour and situated just east of Corfe Castle. With a small Dorset County Council car park located at the base of the hill along Sandy Hill Lane, Challow Hill offers a breathtaking (and breathless) walk up to one of the best views across the Poole …

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Sedge Warbler Birds of Poole Harbour

Birdlife at Bestwall & Swineham

Situated to the east of Wareham, Swineham and Bestwall offers a diverse suite of habitats including reedbed, floodplain, river bank, woodland and gravel pits all combining to support a wide range of birds. A lengthy public footpath runs around the entire site, and can be accessed only a few minutes walk from the town centre! …

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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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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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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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Explore Wareham's Nature and Wildlife at RSPB Arne Nature Reserve

Arne RSPB Nature Reserve

Set against the backdrop of Poole Harbour the 565 hectares of Arne is famous for its wide open heathlands, ancient oak woodland and reedbeds. Here you can explore a diverse landscape of mudflats, scrub, wet woodland, acid grassland and sandy beaches. Arne is a fantastic place for family walks at any time of year and …

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