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Oakers Wood

Oakers Wood

Visiting Information: 
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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    Once Forestry Commission plantation this area is now being restored to Dorset heathland and is already showing positive signs of recovery.


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    A small and forgotten part of the Dorset heath near the home of Lawrence of Arabia


  • Approximate Distance: 2 miles

    A Forestry Commision woodland which has much in common with its neighbouring woodlands in Puddletown Forest and Moreton Forest


  • Approximate Distance: 3 miles approx

    Once gravel pits, now a Dorset Wildlife Trust reserve and a top site for reptiles, insects and flowers.


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    A high ridge west of Bere Regis with a fairly steep climb to get to the top. Predominantly gorse and heather sandwiched between agricultural land


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    An interesting walk across heathland that has been subject to mineral extraction and then descends to woodland with a splendid display of flowers in spring


  • Approximate Distance: 4 miles approx

    A pleasant walk between abandoned and overgrown gravel pits on one side and a golf cpourse on the other.



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    Dry, humid and wet heath, bog, pools and the tadnoll stream make for a diversity of habitat in a lovely setting.


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    A delightful riverside walk looked after by the local community


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    An extensive conifer plantation but with some remnants of heathland and broad leaf woodland evident. Easy walking.