Ancient hazel and ash coppice which is carpeted in bluebells in the Spring
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Visiting Nature Reserves
Our nature reserves are still open for you to enjoy. When visiting, please be considerate of others by following Government Guidance and practice social distancing at all times to keep everyone safe. You can plan your visit using the nature reserve finder below.
A hidden gem in west Dorset. This is home to some of Dorset's best loved species including dormice, otters and woodpeckers.
A charming pocket of old orchard - sit a while in the dappled shade of an apple tree and watch the insects buzz by.
It’s amazing how much wildlife can be supported by one small hay-meadow site, as the reserve at our DWT Headquarters at Brooklands Farm proves.
Brownsea Island is an internationally important nature reserve featuring rare wildlife, including red squirrels and wading birds. Located at the heart of Poole Harbour, it is managed by Dorset…
Species-rich meadows at the heart of Verwood in the east of the county.
A peaceful place to take a time out.
A traditional hay meadow with an abundance of wildflower species.
A rare chance to see stunning displays of chalk downland flowers and butterflies with stunning views over the Blackmore Vale.
A fine example of oak woodland and hazel coppice with a very rich ground flora