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Nature Reserves and Wild Places in Dorset

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To aid users of mobile devices as well as those with a mouse or laptop finger pad this site uses a simple image-based menu system. Virtually every picture you see (images and photos) are links to more information arranged in a sort of top-down structure. See an image, click or tap on it to open a new page.

The nature reserves and wild places of Dorset

In this section I have collected together information about the nature reserves and wild places of Dorset; the best places to go if you are a nature lover. The core of this data are the records and photographs I have collected on my visits to some wonderful places, Dorset is a lovely county. The places featured are not just designated nature reserves, I have included some other locations that are publicly accessible and worth visiting.

Many of the places in the sites database are designated as sites of special scientific interest (SSSI). The borders may not directly match, some SSSI may actually have more than one designated nature reserve within them and some sites cover more than one SSSI. With this in mind I have created a section for the SSSI in Dorset and linked my sites to this as best I can.

I have an interest habitats and how different conditions suit particular animals and plants. To tie this together I have created a section that features the main habitat types to be found in Dorset, the places where those habitats can be found and the typical species associated with each habitat type.


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Places to visit to see wildlife in Dorset


The Sites of Scientific Interest of Dorset