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  • Longham Lakes

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    Site Details: 
    Name of Location Longham Lakes
    Highlights Over-wintering birds
    Facilities
    • Parking can be difficult
    • No visitor facilities
    • Seats around the site
    • Well made paths
    • Suitable for wheelchairs
    OS Map Reference SZ062978
    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
    Limited roadside parking and walk through via footpath 50° 46' 51.1788" N, 1° 54' 32.22" W
    Walk south from Haskins and down Green Lane 50° 47' 10.3308" N, 1° 54' 28.6272" W
    Directions: 

    Not easy to find! Take the A3049 out of Poole towards Ringwood. From the Bear Cross roundabout, cross the river Stour and pass the Kings Arms pub on your left. Shortly afterwards there is a lay by outside some houses on your left, park here if you can, There is a footpath at the north end of the lay by that leads to the lakes.

    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
    Open Water The reservoirs are not fenced

    Open lakes or reservoirs are often found on nature reserves and are, of course, a habitat that some species thrive on. Whilst not a real danger open ater can be ab attraction for youngsters and for dogs. Always keep dogs on a lead (as they should always be on a reserve anyway) and keep children under close supervision. 

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