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  • Avon Heath Country Park

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    Site Details: 
    Name of Location Avon Heath Country Park
    Highlights Family outings
    • 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
    OS Map Reference SU121029
    Top Species
    Access Points: 

    WARNING: I have not been able to test all of these co-ordinates, they are based on where I placed the markers so use with care!

    Name SatNav Coordinates
    Car park 50° 49' 30.6336" N, 1° 49' 49.9944" W

    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.

    Potential Hazards: 

    Any walk in the countryside is going to have its potential hazards but the primary aim of this function is to forewarn less able people of difficulties they may face although some may apply to other people as well.

    Hazard Commentsort descending Description
    No Significant Issues Much has been done to make this site as accessible and safe as possible

    This reserve does not have any significant issues that I identified on my visit but conditions can always change so be prepared for all eventualities. 

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