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  • Wareham Forest (Lower Hyde Heath)

    Visiting Information: 
    Site Name Wareham Forest (Lower Hyde Heath)
    • Limited parking on site
    • No visitor facilities
    • Defined paths
    Map Reference SY870930

    From the roundabout at the end of the Bere Regis by-pas take the A35 towards Poole. After the next roundabout take the next turning right towards Wareham. On 8/10th of a mile you come to the edge of Wareham Forest and there are entrances to the forest on both sides of the road and small parking areas around these entrances. Lower Hyde can be accessed from the gate on the western side of the road. There are other places along that road where you can access this walk.

    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: 

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    • Approximate Distance: 1 mile approx

      The site of an iron age settlement offering views across Wareham Forest and surrounded by various other habitat types


    • Approximate Distance: 3 miles

      Wonderful at bluebell time but a lovely woodland at any time.


    • Approximate Distance: 4 Miles

      A delightful riverside walk looked after by the local community


    • Approximate Distance: 4 miles approx

      A relatively small area of Wareham Forest with some interesting spieces including a couple of uncommon flowers. 


    • Approximate Distance: 4 miles approx

      Primarily Forestry Commission plantation but with various habitats including a large reed bed at the southern end of Decoy Heath. 


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