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Ferndown Town Information

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One of the largest of Dorset’s towns, Ferndown is set amidst woodland and picturesque scenery, close to both the bustle of Bournemouth and the tranquil timelessness of the New Forest. Its possesses a common jointly managed by English Nature and the Herpetological Society to protect its increasingly rare wild creatures such as the Dartford Warbler, smooth snake and sand lizard.

The town’s commercial success goes back to the days when two Scotsmen, William and David Stewart, arrived to start a market garden. Business boomed and sowed the seeds for the whole population to prosper.

Ferndown Heathland Pond - Photo © John Smitten
Ferndown Heathland Pond - Photo: John Smitten CCL