Upton Heath Nature Reserve

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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

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Site Details: 
Name of Location Upton Heath Nature Reserve
Highlights Reptiles and amphibians
Facilities
  • 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: 
Hazard Commentsort descending Description
Bog and Myre If you stray from the main paths it can be very wet

Bog and myre on heaths can be lethal if you get stuck in them and often there is no help for miles around. On heathland it pays to keep to well made pathways and not to stray off into boggy areas. Never do this alone and always one person stay on firm ground. Helicopter rescues from such situations are not uncommon!

Rough Ground Some of the paths here can be difficult walking

Nature reserves exist for the wildlife and plants that are found there and are not always visitor friendly, especially some smaller reserves. The ground on some reserves can be very rough going even when there are paths present and would not be passable by those who are less mobile.

More site photos (see also link below): 

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.

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