Superb views of Dorset's coastline. Range of habitats, chiefly woodland, but with open grassy areas along the line of the disused railway, with hedgebanks and numerous small ponds. Range of wildlife and flowers; particularly important for butterfly species.
- Resident woodland bird species, together with a number of migrants such as willow warblers & chiffchaffs.
- Wildflowers include bluebells, pendulous sedge, bee orchid, rock rose, dyers greenweed & devil's-bit scabious.
- Speckled wood & wood white, marsh fritillary & brown argus butterflies.
- Superb for newts & dragonflies in the ponds.
Best time to visit:
Interest at any time, but best in spring & early summer.
Generally good with wide clear paths.
Map ref. SY 547974. Situated about 3 miles W. of Maiden Newton, the reserve entrance/parking area lies adjacent to a disused railway bridge on a minor road parallel to & about a mile W. of the A356, connecting the B3163 with the A35.
Community Renewable Energy Grants provided by the Naturesave Trust