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Reserves Page Guide

  • The aim of this section is to:

    • Provide starting point for finding a nature reserve or wildlife hot-spot that you want to know more about

    These aims are achieved by:

    • Providing a map with the sites that are featured on the Nature of Dorset with details of any site accessible by clicking on its pin
    • Providing an alphabetical index of sites to make finding one that you know the name of easy
    • Providing an index based on the owner/manager 

    This section can be used for:

    • Finding reserves to visit in a particular part of Dorset
    • Finding information about a specific reserve by name 
    • Finding all reserves managed by the Dorset Wildlife Trust for example nformation about an aspect on nature conservation that interests or concerns you

    From this home page you can: 

    • Use the  MAP if you are looking for a place to visit in a specific area of Dorset
    • Use the ALPHABETICAL INDEX if you are looking for a specific place that you know the name of
    • Use the MANAGER link if you want to see the reserves and other sites managed by a particular organisation or body

    Click/tap your selection to move to the next level down:

    An alphebetical index to the 300 sites featured on the Nature of Dorset:

    • Discover the character of each site through reviews and photographs
    • See what species occur at each site with the species lists and gallery
    • Get directions to enable you to find the site you wish to visit


    A map showing the location of c300 wildlife sites in Dorset:

    • Find sites near to where you live or are staying in Dorset
    • Plan you day out if you intend to visit more than one site in a day
    • Click any pin to see the site name and to access the full site detail


    Looking for a particular place in Dorset to see wildlife? Try the "Where is ..." function:

    • A comprehensive list of where the best places are to see the nature of Dorset
    • Includes places to go that are not neceesarily designated nature reserves
    • Includes sites not listed in the main Nature of Dorset reserves guide