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Reserves Page Guide

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To aid users of mobile devices as well as those with a mouse or laptop finger pad this site uses a simple image-based menu system. Virtually every picture you see (images and photos) are links to more information arranged in a sort of top-down structure. See an image, click or tap on it to open a new page.

  • 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:

    Reserves Index

    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


    Reserves Map

    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


    Sites of Special Scientific Interest

    Information about the Sites of Special Scientific Interest here in Dorset:

    • A complete alphabetical list of all SSSI locations from which you can access comprehensive information
    • A map of all the County's SSSI sites showing their location and giving you access to further information
    • Want to know more about SSSI in general? Use the link to the Natural England website