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  • Furzebrook Heath

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    Name of Location Furzebrook Heath
    Highlights
    Facilities
    • Some parking nearby
    • No defined paths
    OS Map Reference SY918849
    Top Species
    Aspect Detail
    Manager Natural England
    Habitat(s) Extent Comment
    H1: Dry Heath Partial The higher ground is dry heathland
    H3: Wet Heath Significant A large part of the site is low lying and very wet at times

    This site is designated as an SSSI or is part of a larger SSSI. Here are the details:

    SSSI Name Stoborough and Creech Heaths
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    Description

    Stoborough and Creech Heaths, though divided by two roads, comprise one of the larger areas of lowland heathland in Purbeck. There is a full range of heathland communities from dry heath to valley bog and carr. The site has an exceptionally rich heathland flora and fauna including many species which are local or rare. There is evidence of former clay workings in many parts of the site and the south of Creech Heath is subject to current clay extraction.

    Interest Biological
    Status Now Featured on NoD
    My Notes This SSSI is much larger than the just the nature reserve that bears its name that lies to the north of the Wareham to Swanage road. It continues on the other side to Furzebrook Heath and on to Creech Heath.