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Alners Gorse Nature Reserve

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A remote, unspoilt area of old Blackmore Vale in the heart of Dorset. Superb site for flowers and insects.


How to get there ...: 
From the A3030 between Lydlinch and Bishops Caundle turn south along the B3143. After passing through King's Stag turn left to Hazelbury Bryan and the entrance to the reserve is through a field gate on the left hand side about 8/10th of mile from the turning. This is not easy to find and there is no parking other than on the grass verge.
Name of Location Alners Gorse Nature Reserve
Map Reference ST736100
SatNav Coordinates 50° 53' 19.338" N, 2° 22' 34.1076" W
  • Parking can be difficult
  • No visitor facilities
  • Defined paths
Tag Type Tag
Access Access Difficult
Area Central Dorset
Geology Clay
Manager Conservation Organisations
Habitat(s) Extent
GN: Neutral Grassland Significant
SM: Mixed Scrub Partial

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