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  • Longham Lakes

    Visiting Information: 
    Site Name Longham Lakes
    • Parking can be difficult
    • No visitor facilities
    • Seats around the site
    • Well made paths
    • Suitable for wheelchairs
    Map Reference SZ062978

    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: 

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