Species-rich meadows at the heart of Verwood in the east of the county.
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An area of reed fen, wet woodland and oak copse within the flood plain of the River Frome.
Ancient and regenerating woodland over former clay mining, dating back to Roman times
Remnant of the old cider apple orchards which formerly surrounded Powerstock village.
A hidden, steep sided valley bounded by river and hedgerow.
Dry and wet heath, bordered by woodland
A large tract of lowland heath, dissected by wet meadows
Stone sculptures and scarce wildlife make this former quarry an interesting and unusual site to visit.
A mixture of meadows and woodland with a range of interesting waterloving plants