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…
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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 rare chance to see stunning displays of chalk downland flowers and butterflies with stunning views over the Blackmore Vale.
A reserve with a mix of different habitats, attracting a wide variety insects and birds
A chalk grassland on a steep north facing slope
A peaceful woodland site once used as a place for reflection by monks from the Hillfield Friary
A mixture of mature woodland, offering superb views of South Somerset
Site of former stone quarries abandoned 100 years ago.
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.
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A site brimming with wildlife and a sense of the wild.
Steep wildflower rich grassland and wet woodland, within a hidden valley.