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  • Lychett Bay and Turlin Moor

    Site Details: 
    Name of Location Lychett Bay and Turlin Moor Local Nature Reserve
    Highlights Over-wintering birds
    • Some parking nearby
    • No visitor facilities
    • Information display
    OS Map Reference SY978916
    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
    Frenches Farm Green Space 50° 44' 15.0576" N, 2° 2' 48.1092" W
    Roadside parking 50° 43' 51.8592" N, 2° 1' 34.6476" W
    • For the lower end of the reserve then from the A35 Poole - Dorchester road turn south along the B3068 towards Upton and Hamworthy. In one mile turn right in to Sandy Lane and the first left in to Border Road. There is plenty of parking along this road.

    • For the higher end of the reserve take the B3067 through Upton towards Lychett Minster. As you leave Upton and approach a bridge over the dual carriageway below turn left into Policeman's Lan. In about 1/4 mile you come to a junction where the road bends to the left but you need to take the turn to the right (almost straight on) and there is a small car park on the left hand side at Frenches Farm Green Space. 
    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
    Mud It can be wet and muddy, especially when the harbour is experiencing very high tides

    If you encounter mud on a reserve without the right footwear then you can have problems. Mud can occur anywhere, of course, after heavy rain but some reserves on clay or heavy soils can be muddy for much of the time. Activities such as mountain biking and horse riding can also churn up paths and make them almost impassable. 

    Rough Ground There are no well made paths here

    Nature reserves exist for the wildlife and plants that are found there and are not always visitor friendly, especially some smaller reserves. The ground on some reserves can be very rough going even when there are paths present and would not be passable by those who are less mobile.

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