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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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…
At the heart of Lorton Meadows Nature Reserve is the Conservation Centre – a converted barn that has been welcoming visitors, volunteers and educational groups to the reserve since 2004.
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.