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This site is designated as an SSSI or is part of a larger SSSI. Here are the details:
|SSSI Name||Canford Heath|
Despite major reductions in size due to urban development in recent years, Canford Heath remains one of the largest heathland areas in Dorset. Development has consumed much of the lower-lying ground; the remaining heathland of Canford and Dunyeat’s Hill occupies more elevated land on the acidic sands of the Bagshot Beds, overlain in part with Plateau Gravel. The site supports a number of the rare and local species characteristic of Dorset heathland.
|Status||Now Featured on NoD|
|My Notes||Although the Canford Heath Nature Reserve forms the greatest part of this SSSI do not miss the opportunity to cross the main road to Dunyeats Hill, especially if you like dragonflies and damselfies.|
These sites featured on the Nature of Dorset fall within this SSSI. Click the site name to find out more about it. Alternatively, click the map logo above and see their location on a map and then view the site details from there:
|Sites featured on the Nature of Dorset within this SSSI designation (Click to view details)||Headline|
|Canford Heath Local Nature Reserve||
A large area of interesting dry and wet heathland within the borough boundaries of Poole.
|Dunyeats Hill Nature Reserve||
An area to the north of Poole of predominantly dry heath but with an excellent dragonfly pond