A hidden gem in west Dorset. This is home to some of Dorset's best loved species including dormice, otters and woodpeckers.
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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.
Happy Bottom Nature Reserve is a safe environment where wildlife can thrive, with a rich and varied history, spanning Roman roads, nearby ancient barrows, Victorian railways and 20th century…
The Lorton Meadows Nature Reserve is open all year around. Visit our outside classroom to plan your day exploring the nature reserve using our guides and maps.
Please note that the…
This little visited area offers a retreat for otters
A peaceful meadow set on a hillside in a quiet corner of West Dorset
Steep wildflower rich grassland and wet woodland, within a hidden valley.
Set amidst winding country lanes, delightful rivers and superb, unspoilt countryside, the Kingcombe Centre is a place to relax and be inspired. Spend some time exploring our wildlife-friendly…