Bracketts Coppice Nature Reserve

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An excellent Dorset Wildlife Trust Reserve with a diverse array of habitat and wide range of floral species.


 

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Site Details: 
Name of Location Bracketts Coppice Nature Reserve
Highlights Bluebells and spring flowers, Orchids
Facilities
  • Parking can be difficult
  • No visitor facilities
OS Map Reference ST514074
Aspect Detail
Geology Clay
Manager Dorset Wildlife Trust
Area Western Dorset
Hazards for the less able: 
Hazard Commentsort descending Description
Ditches and Streams A stream runs through the reserve

Often ditches and streams on nature reserves will have bridges to help you cross at appropriate points but on some smaller reserves this may not always be the case. Beware muddy banks, never jump across only step, and make sure you have adequate footwear before wading or paddling! 

Mud It can be very muddy in places especially in winter

If you encounter mud on a reserve without the right footwear then you can have problems. Mud can occur anywhere, of course, after heavy rain but some reserves on clay or heavy soils can be muddy for much of the time. Activities such as mountain biking and horse riding can also churn up paths and make them almost impassable. 

Steep Slopes The path down to the stream is quite steep in places

Escarpments and downland are often left unfarmed and so have a diversity of plant life and become designated as nature reserves to protect those species that are present. Steep slopes in such environments can be a struggle to climb and the risk of falling will always be present and special care is needed. 

Rough Ground There are no well made paths here

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.

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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