Poole Harbour

SSSI Name Poole Harbour
Interest Biological
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My Notes Poole Harbour is internationally important for birds and for wildlife as a whole so no wonder it is an SSSI.

These sites featured on the Nature of Dorset fall within this SSSI. Click the site name to find out more about it.

Sites featured on the Nature of Dorset within this SSSI designation (Click to view details) Headline
Middlebere Farm

Provides the best vantage point to overlook the upper reaches of Middlebere Lake where numerous waders, ducks and geese feed on the mud flats exposed at low tide


 

Bestwall Marsh and Swineham

Saline water meadow, saltmarsh, extensive reed-bed, tidal river, large lake resulting from long finished gravel extraction and more! 


 

Lychett Bay and Turlin Moor Local Nature Reserve

A newly acquired DWT reserve at the top end of Poole Harbour. The tide was in the day I went which cut down my species list no end! 


 

Upton Country Park

A popular spot to take the children or dog for a run but provides access to the saltmarsh, a place for wintering wildfowl and waders 


 

Brownsea Island

An island in Poole Harbour cut off from 'civilisation' and is a delight to visit with its speciality, the red squirrel, one of the highlights.


 

Brands Bay

The area just inside Poole harbour entrance, to the south, known for wildfowl and wader watching in winter


 

Holes Bay

An important part of Poole Harbour and, in winter, supports large populations of wintering wildlfowl and waders. 


 

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