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Kings Wood

Kings Wood

Visiting Information: 
Site Name Kings Wood
  • Parking can be difficult
  • No visitor facilities
  • Defined paths
Map Reference SZ005815

Take the A351 from Wareham to Swanage road and just past the National Trusr visitor centre and car park at Corfe Castle turn left towards Studland on the B3351. After 2.5 miles you will come to the entrance to the wood on your right. There is very little parking on either side of the road and this location is on a bend and on near the crest of a hill so EXTREME caution is needed here!

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: 2 miles approx

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  • Approximate Distance: 2 miles approx

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  • Approximate Distance: 3 miles approx

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  • Approximate Distance: 3 miles approx

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  • Approximate Distance: 3 miles approx

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  • Approximate Distance: 3 miles approx

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  • Approximate Distance: 5 Miles

    The area just inside Poole harbour entrance, to the south, known for wildfowl and wader watching in winter


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