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  • Avon Heath Country Park

    Visiting Information: 
    Site Name Avon Heath Country Park
    • Ample parking on site
    • Charge for parking
    • Manned visitor centre
    • Cafe on site
    • Toilets on site
    • Picnic area
    • Seats around the site
    • Information display
    • Information leaflet available
    • Signed routes and trails
    • Well made paths
    • Suitable for wheelchairs
    • Guided walks and events
    Map Reference SU121029

    Avon Heath Country Park is well signposted from the main A31 at St Leonards, east of Ferndown.

    Location Map: 

    The blue pin mark the approximate centre of the reserve, the yellow pin(s) mark the approximate locations of parking places that enable you to access the reserve.

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    • Approximate Distance: 5 miles approx

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    • Approximate Distance: 6 miles approx

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    • Approximate Distance: 6 miles approx

      A significant area of heathland of varying types with some high dry, sandy areas and low boggy areas which have interesting pools. 


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