Upton Heath Nature Reserve

A large expanse of heathland, both wet and dry, on the western edge of Poole which is now part of the Great Heath project


Upton Heath: the wild side of Poole

Site Details: 
Name of Location Upton Heath Nature Reserve
Highlights Reptiles and amphibians
  • Limited parking on site
  • Manned visitor centre
  • Toilets on site
  • Information display
  • Defined paths
  • Guided walks and events
OS Map Reference SY989951
Aspect Detail
Area Conurbation Area
Manager Dorset Wildlife Trust
Geology Poole Basin
Hazards for the less able: 
Bog and Myre
Rough Ground
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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.

Ten Top Species: 
Sand Lizard
Heath Grasshopper
Small Red Damselfly
Smooth Snake
Silver-studded Blue
Heath Dog Violet
Dorset Heath
Marsh Gentian
Raft Spider
Simple habitat guide: 
H1: Dry Heath
H3: Wet Heath
FD: Ditches and streams
BR: Redundant Railway
W2: Acid Woodland
H4: Valley Mire and Bog
SSSI Details: 
SSSI Name Upton Heath
Interest Biological
Schedule Link View schedule on Natural England database
Citation Link View full Natural England citation
My Notes A large area of heathland to the west of Poole

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