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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 extensive area of wet heathland in the heart of Purbeck with some very interesting species
|Name of Location||Hartland Moor National Nature Reserve|
|Highlights||Dragonflies and damselflies, Reptiles and amphibians, Migrating Birds|
|Diversity||Very High (over 200 species)|
|OS Map Reference||SY963856|
|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!
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.