Carey


My 'home patch' which is circular walk to Trigon Estate from Carey, near Wareham


 

 

Site Details: 
Name of Location Carey
Highlights
Facilities
  • Some parking nearby
  • No visitor facilities
  • Defined paths
OS Map Reference SY890890
Aspect Detail
Area Isle of Purbeck
Manager Open Access
Geology Poole Basin
Hazards for the less able: 
Hazard Commentsort descending Description
Livestock Cows are often grazed in the fields by the farm

Grazing by cows, sheep or horses is an essential part of the management plan on many reserves. The livestock themselves are not a hazard but their dung can be unpleasant and very slippery if you are unfortunate enough to step in it! Soft ground on reserves where cows are grazed can become very pitted, uneven and muddy. Some people, of course, are very nervous about being close to livestock. It is essential that dogs are kept on leads near livestock (but then should always be on leads on nature reserves) and it is also essential that gates are closed after you.

Mud It can be very muddy around the farms

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. 

Rough Ground The path is rough in places

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.

Cyclists Watch out for cycles (and cars!) along the road

Some reserves have cycle paths across them and whilst most cyclist are responsible and will give you warning as they approach it is not always the case so try to be aware of the riusk at all times. Children on bikes can be a problem as I know to my cost.

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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