Hartland Moor National Nature Reserve


An extensive area of wet heathland in the heart of Purbeck with some very interesting species


 

Hartland Moor: the moor the merrier

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Site Details: 
Name of Location Hartland Moor National Nature Reserve
Highlights Dragonflies and damselflies, Reptiles and amphibians, Migrating Birds
Facilities
  • Some parking nearby
  • No visitor facilities
  • Defined paths
OS Map Reference SY963856
Aspect Detail
Area Isle of Purbeck
Manager Natural England
Geology Poole Basin
Hazards for the less able: 
Hazard Commentsort descending Description
Rough Ground Away from the tramway the paths can be very rough, non-existent 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.

Bog and Myre Many of the more interesting species are here so take care if you venture off to find them

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!

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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