Rempstone Heath

A large estate on the south side of Poole harbour which is mainly coniferous plantation.

 

Site Name Rempstone Heath
Protection
  • Forestry
  • Site of Scientific Interest
Interest
2
County Dorset
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Rempstone Heath

Rempstone: keep to the straight and narrow -

Rempstone estate covers a large area on the south side of Poole harbour. Much of the land on the north side of the B3351 road from Corfe Castle to the view point, just before the golf course, is part of the estate. The estate has been heavily exploited for commercial benefit and much of it is covered in Corsican pine plantation. If you stop at the view point on the main road you can see just how much of what was once prime heath is now sterile coniferous woodland. In addition, there are oil wells on the site and some areas cleared for grazing, others reserved for shooting and others for camping and recreation. All in all there should be not much of natural interest here but nature being what it is there are some spots that are still rich in species and some of the woodland rides have a diverse flora. Much of the land is marked private and is fenced off providing very little access to the shoreline. However, a walk along the rights of way that do exist, several of which are cycle routes, can be rewarding.  

Rempstone Heath

50.666760923407, -2.0039371916854
Forestry, Site of Scientific Interest
2
These are the habitat types that MAY be present on the site based on the species recorded there (top 10 only shown):
Phase 1 Habitat Types Description No of Species
A1.1

Broad-leaf Woodland

13
A1.3

Mixed Woodland

11
A2

Scrub

9
B5

Marsh/marshy Grassland

7
B2

Neutral Grassland

6
E3

Fen and carr

6
A1.2

Conifer Plantation

5
H8

Maritime cliff and slope

5
J3

Built-up areas

5
B3

Calcareous Grassland

4
These are the number of species for NVC codes on the site - it DOES NOT mean that the NVC community is actually present on the site: it might be! (Top 10 only shown):
NVC Community Description No of Species
W10

Quercus robur - Pteridium aquilinum - Rubus fruticosus [Pedunculate Oak/Bracken/Bramble] woodland

13
W08

Fraxinus excelsior - Acer campestre - Mercurialis perennis [Ash/Field Maple/Dog's Mercury] woodland

10
W09

Fraxinus excelsior - Sorbus aucuparia - Mercurialis perennis [Ash/Rowan/Dog's Mercury] woodland

9
W21

Crataegus monogyna - Hedera helix [Hawthorn/Ivy] scrub

6
M23

Juncus effusus - Galium palustre [Soft Rush/Marsh Bedstraw] rush pasture

6
W07

Alnus - Fraxinus - Lysimachia nemorum [Alder/Ash/Yellow Pimpernel] woodland

6
MG06

Lolium perenne - Cynosurus cristatus [Perennial ryegrass/Crested dog's tail] grassland

6
W22

Prunus spinosa - Rubus fruticosus [Blackthorn/Bramble] scrub

5
MG01

Arrhenatherum elatius [False Oat-grass] grassland

5
MG07

Lolium perenne [Perennial ryegrass] and related species grassland

5
The number of species recorded per species group: