SITES: Information about of the nature reserves and wildlife hot-spots I have visited:

  • A brief description of the site and some added notes where available
  • Some photographs of the site showing the features and habitats
  • Details of the species that may be found there


Sites have been divided into geographical areas or 'projects'. Click/tap on the photo for details of the sites within that 'project':
Tap to access the projects menu Project Name Project Description County
BCP reserves BCP Reserves

Nature reserves in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole conurbation

avon heath East Dorset

The reserves of the eastern side of Dorset dominated by dry heathland merging in to Cranborne Chase

hod hill North Dorset

Reserves in the north of the county from Blandford to the Somerset border including the Stour valley

ballard down Purbeck Coast

Wildlife sites along the Purbeck coastline and the Purbeck Ridge from Ballard Down to Lulworth

slepe heath Purbeck Heaths

The individual reserves that together form the greater Purbeck Heaths National Nature Reserve (along with a couple of other associated sites)

south Dorset South Dorset

A selection of sites between Lulworth and Weymouth and south of the A35 including the area known as Egdon Heath

wareham district Wareham District

My local patch around my home town of Wareham,  the Frome and Piddle valleys and into Wareham Forest

kingcombe West Dorset

Reserves in the lush, green hills of the western borders of Dorset

radipole lake Weymouth Area

Reserves in and around Weymouth, on the Isle of Portland and along the Fleet.