Upton Heath Nature Reserve

Size: 205ha.

A surviving area of Dorset heathland with views across Poole Harbour, Corfe Castle & the Isle of Purbeck. The nature of the terrain reflects its historic use for pottery & brick making. 

Wildlife interest:

  • All 6 British reptile species are found on the dry heath.
  • Stonechats and Dartford warblers.
  • The boggy areas support many dragonfly species as well as carnivorous round-leaved sundew & raft spiders.

Wildlife Walks

Pick up a leaflet detailing the different walks on Upton Heath from our Urban Wildlife Centre, at the top of Beacon Hill Lane, Corfe Mullen. BH21 3RX (9-5pm Mon-Fri).

Best time to visit:

Late summer & autumn.


Limited due to difficult ground conditions.


Map ref. SY 989951.  Leave the A35, turn down Longmeadow Lane, Creekmoor, until the junction with Beech Bank Avenue.  Park at the end of Longmeadow Lane.

Upton Heath map





Audio Podcast

Click the arrow to listen to the Upton Heath podcast:

Upton Wood Information

Upton Heath - Tony Bates

Recent Sightings from Upton Heath & Beacon Hill Urban Wildlife Centre




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