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  • Hatch Pond

    Visiting Information: 
    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.

    Nearby Sites: 

    These are sites near to the one you selected. Distances given are VERY approximate! Click any photograph to go to the full details of that site.

    • Approximate Distance: 2 miles

      A large area of interesting dry and wet heathland within the borough boundaries of Poole.


    • Approximate Distance: 2 miles

      An interesting area of mixed woodland with a stream and remnants of mineral extraction ponds.


    • Approximate Distance: 2 miles approx

      An area to the north of Poole of predominantly dry heath but with an excellent dragonfly pond


    • Approximate Distance: 2 miles approx

      A popular spot to take the children or dog for a run but provides access to the saltmarsh, a place for wintering wildfowl and waders 


    • Approximate Distance: 2 miles approx

      An important part of Poole Harbour and, in winter, supports large populations of wintering wildlfowl and waders. 


    • Approximate Distance: 3 miles

      A remnant of what was once a series of fields that ran along a river valley to the west of Corfe Mullen


    • Approximate Distance: 3 miles approx

      A large expanse of heathland, both wet and dry, on the western edge of Poole which is now part of the Great Heath project


    • Approximate Distance: 4 miles

      A diverse selection of separate and varied habitats brought together under one banner.



    • Approximate Distance: 4 miles approx

      An urban nature reserve with an impressive species list providing a very pleasant walk for the nature lover.


    • Approximate Distance: 4 miles approx

      An interesting urban nature reserve that is surprisingly home to Dartford warbler amongst other things.


    • Approximate Distance: 4 miles approx

      A newly acquired DWT reserve at the top end of Poole Harbour. The tide was in the day I went which cut down my species list no end! 


    • Approximate Distance: 5 miles approx

      A fragment of the heath and shoreline that once dominanted the area but with a large lake left from gravel extraction.