Locations and Access

  • Directions: 

    Turn south from the A35 at Morden Corner. This crossroads is about three miles from the Bakers Arms roundabout on the Poole side and 4 miles from the roundabout by Bere Regis. As you head south after 8/10th of a mile there is a right hand bend and on the left is a gravel area by an entrance to Wareham Forest and you can park here. Cross the road, go through a gate and walk across the field and you will find the entrance to Morden Bog on your left.

    Access Points: 

    WARNING: I have not been able to test all of these co-ordinates, they are based on where I placed the markers so use with care!

    Name SatNav Coordinates
    Nearest parking 50° 43' 58.8864" N, 2° 6' 55.0692" W
    Location Map: 

    The blue pin mark the approximate centre of the reserve, the yellow pin(s) mark the approximate locations of parking places that enable you to access the reserve.

    Potential Hazards: 

    Any walk in the countryside is going to have its potential hazards but the primary aim of this function is to forewarn less able people of difficulties they may face although some may apply to other people as well.

    Hazard Commentsort descending Description
    Bog and Myre Best avoided at all times!

    Bog and myre on heaths can be lethal if you get stuck in them and often there is no help for miles around. On heathland it pays to keep to well made pathways and not to stray off into boggy areas. Never do this alone and always one person stay on firm ground. Helicopter rescues from such situations are not uncommon!

    Rough Ground The paths across the heath can be hard going for the less able

    Nature reserves exist for the wildlife and plants that are found there and are not always visitor friendly, especially some smaller reserves. The ground on some reserves can be very rough going even when there are paths present and would not be passable by those who are less mobile.

    Nearby Sites: 

    These are sites near to the one you selected. Distances given are VERY approximate! Click any photograph to go to the full details of that site.

    • Approximate Distance: 1 mile approx

      A popular circular path for walkers (mostly with dogs) in Wareham Forest; busy at all times of the year, especially at weekends


       

    • Approximate Distance: 1 mile approx

      The information for this site was contributed by the late, and greatly missed, JOHN WRIGHT as part of the SANDFORD HERITAGE PROJECT year of nature recording.


       

    • Approximate Distance: 2 miles approx

      Wonderful at bluebell time but a lovely woodland at any time.


       

    • Approximate Distance: 4 miles approx

      Primarily Forestry Commission plantation but with various habitats including a large reed bed at the southern end of Decoy Heath. 


       

    • Approximate Distance: 4 miles approx

      A relatively small area of Wareham Forest with some interesting spieces including a couple of uncommon flowers. 


       

    • Approximate Distance: 4 miles approx

      A delightful heathland area with other habitat types to add variety. 


       

    • Approximate Distance: 5 miles approx

      A site of special scientific interest with a diversity of habitat in pleasant surroundings  


       Access is restricted to Friends of Holton Lee only.

    • Approximate Distance: 5 miles approx

      The site of an iron age settlement offering views across Wareham Forest and surrounded by various other habitat types


       

    • Approximate Distance: 5 miles approx

      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 


       

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