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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.
My 'home patch' which is circular walk to Trigon Estate from Carey, near Wareham
|Name of Location||Carey|
|Diversity||Very High (over 200 species)|
|OS Map Reference||SY890890|
|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.
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.