This is just one of over 200 reserves and wildlife hot-spots featured on the Nature of Dorset. Find out where this site is, what it is like and what you can see there below.
A remote, unspoilt area of old Blackmore Vale in the heart of Dorset. Superb site for flowers and insects.
|Name of Location||Alners Gorse Nature Reserve|
|Diversity||Average (100-150 species)|
|OS Map Reference||ST736100|
This map shows the location of the reserve (purple marker) and access points to the reserve (yellow markers). You can use the Google map controls to zoom in get a more detailed idea of where it is and where to park. If you click on a marker more information about directions, sat nav co-ordinates and parking will display.
|W1: Broad-leaf Woodland|
|SM: Mixed Scrub|
|GN: Neutral Grassland|
|SH: Hedgerow Scrub|
|SSSI Name||Blackmoor Vale Commons and Moors|
|Schedule Link||View schedule on Natural England database|
|Citation Link||View full Natural England citation|
|My Notes||In addition to the three sites I have visited within this SSSI a part of the Stock Gaylard deer park is included in the designated SSSI but this is mainly private estate with little access.|
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