Longham Lakes

Two recently constructed reservoirs that attract large numbers of wildfowl in winter but also have lots of flowers and insects in summer.


Longham Lakes: good weather for ducks

Site Details: 
Name of Location Longham Lakes
Highlights Over-wintering birds
  • Parking can be difficult
  • No visitor facilities
  • Seats around the site
  • Well made paths
  • Suitable for wheelchairs
OS Map Reference SZ062978
Aspect Detail
Area Conurbation Area
Manager Other Bodies
Geology Poole Basin
Access Wheelchair
Hazards for the less able: 
Hazard Commentsort descending Description
Open Water The reservoirs are not fenced

Open lakes or reservoirs are often found on nature reserves and are, of course, a habitat that some species thrive on. Whilst not a real danger open ater can be ab attraction for youngsters and for dogs. Always keep dogs on a lead (as they should always be on a reserve anyway) and keep children under close supervision. 

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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