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 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
A reserve with a mix of different habitats, attracting a wide variety insects and birds
A chalk grassland on a steep north facing slope
Two attractive areas of ancient woodland, including a small flower-rich meadow at Adam's Green
An internationally important area of dry & wet lowland heathland & woodland
Site of former stone quarries abandoned 100 years ago.
A haven of peaceful green meadows, hedgerows and woodland, this reserve offers a chance to experience some fabulous wildlife right in the middle of town.