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  • Furzebrook Heath

    Visiting Information: 
    Site Name Furzebrook Heath
    • Some parking nearby
    • No defined paths
    Map Reference SY918849

    From the Wareham bypass turn south towards the Blue Pool. After 7/10th of a mile you come to Furzebrook Village Hall where the car park is not usually used much during the day. If in doubt there is parking along the roadside.

    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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      An abandoned ball clay pit which produces the lovely blue colouring of the water that makes this place famous


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      A superb Dorset Wildlife Trust woodland reserve in the heart of the Isle of Purbeck.


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      A corner of a much wider area of national nature reserve known as Stoborough Heath and which includes the lovely Green Pool.


    • Approximate Distance: 2 miles approx

      Wareham Common is the flood plain of the River Piddle which floods readily every winter creating a rich fertile environment for plants.


    • Approximate Distance: 2 miles approx

      A walk around the Saxon walls of Wareham visiting the small nature reserve known as Priory Meadow


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      A pleasant walk across short turf grassland bordering the water meadows to the south of the River Piddle 


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      A Dorset Wildlife Trust reserve high on the Purbeck Ridge with superb views, chalk grassland and lovely wooded escarpment


    • Approximate Distance: 3 miles approx

      A corner of Stoborough Heath National Nature Reserve; heathland managed for reptiles. There is also a large pond, the remains of clay extraction.


    • Approximate Distance: 3 miles approx

      A national nature reserve covering a large area south-east of Wareham and is adjacent to Hartland Moor which makes for a large expanse of precious Dorset heath. 


    • Approximate Distance: 3 miles approx

      The central section of the Purbeck Ridge from the Cocknowle gap in the east to Creech view point in the west


    • Approximate Distance: 4

      The Purbeck Ridge continues west from Corfe Castle as West Hill and then becomes Knowle Hill as you pass Church Knowle.


    • Approximate Distance: 4 miles approx

      Undisturbed chalk grassland and adjacent river with a wide array of flowers and grasses


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