Arne Nature Reserve

A premier RSPB reserve with a fascinating combination of habitat that includes classic heathland, tidal estuary, woodland and remnants of farmland. 


Arne Nature Reserve: diversity beauty and tranquility

Site Details: 
Name of Location Arne Nature Reserve
Highlights Over-wintering birds, Migrating Birds, Dragonflies and damselflies, Fungi in autumn, Reptiles and amphibians, Views
  • Cafe on site
  • Ample parking on site
  • Charge for parking
  • Manned visitor centre
  • Toilets on site
  • Picnic area
  • Viewing hides and shelters
  • Seats around the site
  • Information leaflet available
  • Signed routes and trails
  • Well made paths
  • Mobility vehicle available
  • Guided walks and events
  • Dogs on leads only
OS Map Reference SY972878
Aspect Detail
Access Wheelchair
Access Tramper
Manager RSPB
Geology Poole Basin
Area Isle of Purbeck
Hazards for the less able: 
Hazard Commentsort ascending Description
No Significant Issues The RSPB do all they can to make much of this site accessible

This reserve does not have any significant issues that I identified on my visit but conditions can always change so be prepared for all eventualities. 

More site photos (see also link below): 

This map shows the location of the reserve (purple marker) and access points to the reserve (yellow markers). You can use the Google map controls to zoom in get a more detailed idea of where it is and where to park. If you click on a marker more information about directions,  sat nav co-ordinates and parking will display.

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