Canford Heath Local Nature Reserve


A large area of interesting dry and wet heathland within the borough boundaries of Poole.


 

Canford Heath: wet and dry

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Site Details: 
Name of Location Canford Heath Local Nature Reserve
Highlights Reptiles and amphibians, Dragonflies and damselflies
Facilities
  • Some parking nearby
  • Information display
  • Defined paths
OS Map Reference SZ032950
Aspect Detail
Area Conurbation Area
Manager Local Authorities
Geology Poole Basin
Hazards for the less able: 
Hazard Commentsort descending Description
Bog and Myre On the lower areas of the reserve

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!

Loose Footings The paths are very soft sand in places

Some reserves, often coastal ones, can have loose footings on shingle, sand, even rocks. Not only can this be hazzardous they can be very tiring to walk across and one can sometimes find one has walked too far! 

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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