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Parley Common

Parley Common

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: 

These are sites near to the one you selected. Distances given are VERY approximate! Click any photograph to go to the full details of that site.

  • Approximate Distance: 2 Miles

    A delightful garden where the emphasis is now on allowing nature to thrive but in a formalised environment


     

  • Approximate Distance: 2 miles approx

    A surprisingly large area of dry heathland that has escaped the development around it and is now part of the Great Heaths Project.


     

     

  • Approximate Distance: 3 miles approx

    Two recently constructed reservoirs that attract large numbers of wildfowl in winter but also have lots of flowers and insects in summer.


     

  • Approximate Distance: 3 miles approx

    A wild area on the lower reaches of the River Stour with lots to interest the amateur naturalist.


     

  • Approximate Distance: 3 miles approx

    An area of true heathland bog made accessible by good quality board walks


     

  • Approximate Distance: 4 miles approx

    Dry heathland and conifer plantation that has been developed mainly as an education facility for schools to teach the value of, and care for, heathland 


     

  • Approximate Distance: 4 miles approx

    A riverside walk along the Stour in the northen suburbs of Bournemouth


     

  • Approximate Distance: 5 miles approx

    The largest remaining area of prime lowland Dorset heath with a diverse array of habitat.  


    NOTE: Do not confuse this with Holton Heath National Nature Reserve - a totally different place. 

  • Approximate Distance: 5 miles approx

    An urban nature reserve with an impressive species list providing a very pleasant walk for the nature lover.


     

  • Approximate Distance: 5 miles approx

    A large children's play ground but also an excellent nature trail through damp meadows and by streams.