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This is just one of over 200 reserves and wildlife hot-spots featured on the Nature of Dorset. Find out where this site is, what it is like and what you can see there below.
An excellent Dorset Wildlife Trust Reserve with a diverse array of habitat and wide range of floral species.
|Name of Location||Bracketts Coppice Nature Reserve|
|Highlights||Bluebells and spring flowers, Orchids|
|Diversity||High (150-200 species)|
|OS Map Reference||ST514074|
|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.
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.