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Country Parks, Walks & Viewpoints in Dorset

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Dorset Country Parks, Walks & Viewpoints

Studland Beach and Nature Reserve

Countryside Office, Studland, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 3AX
Tel: 01929 450500     Fax: 01929 450508
E-mail: studlandbeach@nationaltrust.org.uk

Studland Beach
Studland Beach - Photo: Peter Lloyd CCL

 

Vast area of sandy beaches and heathland. Fine beaches stretch continuously for 3 miles from South Haven Point to the chalk cliffs of Handfast Point and Old Harry Rocks, and include Shell Bay and a designated naturist area.

The heathland behind the beach is a National Nature Reserve, a haven for many rare birds and other forms of wildlife.There are several footpaths, two nature trails and bird hides at Little Sea.

Studland Beach is just one highlight of the 3200ha (8000-acre) Purbeck Estate cared for by the National Trust.

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Brownsea Island

Poole Harbour, BH13 7EE
Tel: 01202 707744     Fax: 01202 701635
E-mail: brownseaisland@nationaltrust.org.uk

Brownsea Island Photo © Gareth
Brownsea Island - Photo: Gareth CCL

 

Atmospheric island of heath and woodland. The island was privately owned until acquired by the Trust in 1962, and is now a haven for red squirrels and a rich variety of seabirds.

Part of the island is leased as a nature reserve to the Dorset Wildlife Trust. There are many fine walks and spectacular views of Poole Harbour.

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DEFRA – Rural Affairs

Tel: 08459 335577
E-mail: helpline@defra.gsi.gov.uk     Web: countrywalks.defra.gov.uk

More than 1800 walks etc in the United Kingdom. Simply select your destination and you will be rewarded with mini guides and map references to help you explore the countryside at your leisure.

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Bourne Valley Greenway

C/O Catherine Annetts, Interpretation & Information Officer, Dorset Countryside, Parks and Countryside, Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Christchurch, BH23 1AZ
Tel: 01202 495098     Fax: 01202 495110
E-mail: c.annetts@dorsetcc.gov.uk     Web: www.bournestreampartnership.org.uk

The Bourne Valley Greenway has been developed by Greenlink and runs continuously for 6.5km from Bournemouth Town Centre through Bourne Valley, Talbot Heath and along Bourne Bottom to the open countryside of Canford Heath, north of Poole. The Greenway serves a large population and offers a quiet, safe and tranquil alternative to the surrounding busy roads. The route follows an existing green corridor packed with both naturally beautiful heath and delightfully crafted formal gardens.

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The Stour Valley Way

Bournemouth Council, Town Hall, Bourne Avenue, Bournemouth. BH2 6DY
Tel: 01202 451451    Fax: 01202 451000    Minicom: 01202 454728
E-mail: enquiries@bournemouth.gov.uk

A 23 mile footpath following the valley of the River Stour from Christchurch to Sturminster Marshall.

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The Meadows Walk

Bournemouth Council, Town Hall, Bourne Avenue, Bournemouth. BH2 6DY
Tel: 01202 451451    Fax: 01202 451000    Minicom: 01202 454728
E-mail: enquiries@bournemouth.gov.uk

A walk through part of the Stour Valley Nature Reserve.

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The Wilderness Way

Bournemouth Council, Town Hall, Bourne Avenue, Bournemouth. BH2 6DY
Tel: 01202 451451    Fax: 01202 451000    Minicom: 01202 454728
E-mail: enquiries@bournemouth.gov.uk

A walk through part of the Stour Valley Nature Reserve.

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Stream, Heath & Woodland Walk

Bournemouth Council, Town Hall, Bourne Avenue, Bournemouth. BH2 6DY
Tel: 01202 451451    Fax: 01202 451000    Minicom: 01202 454728
E-mail: enquiries@bournemouth.gov.uk

A self-guided trail incorporating Bournemouth Gardens, Coy Pond, Talbot Heath, Pug's Hole and Meyrick Park Golf Course.

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The Chines of Bournemouth and Poole

Bournemouth Council, Town Hall, Bourne Avenue, Bournemouth. BH2 6DY
Tel: 01202 451451    Fax: 01202 451000    Minicom: 01202 454728
E-mail: enquiries@bournemouth.gov.uk

A self-guided trail incorporating Alum, Branksome and Branksome Dene Chines.

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