The area around Oakers Wood and Bog is, to my eye, the most beautiful part of the Dorset heaths. I think it may be that I spent my early years growing up in the New Forest where the heaths and woodlands are very different to those in Dorset but at Oakers they meet. TThe open heath, wet bog and scattered acid woodland are just like some of the New Forest around Lyndhurst and Emery Down which have long been favourite haiunts of mine.
I find the best place to park is at Culpeppers Dish and then walk down to Oakers. At the bottom of the hill the road divides and to the left it goes around the bog and to the right it goes on to the wood. In spring and early summer walk to the wood, in late summer and autumn walk to the bog. There is something of interest from March through until October from spring flowers in the wood to dragonflies around the bog.
At Oakers you get two for the price of one! Double bubble.