Upton Heath Nature Reserve
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.
- 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.
Pick up a leaflet detailing the different walks on Upton Heath from our Urban Wildlife Centre, at the top of Beacon Road, Corfe Mullen (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.
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Recent Sightings from Upton Heath & Beacon Hill Urban Wildlife Centre