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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 large expanse of heathland, both wet and dry, on the western edge of Poole which is now part of the Great Heath project
|Name of Location||Upton Heath Nature Reserve|
|Highlights||Reptiles and amphibians|
|Diversity||Low (50-100 species)|
|OS Map Reference||SY989951|
|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.
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.