Morden Bog National Nature Reserve

An extensive area of wet bog in Wareham Forest surrounded by dry heath and woodland.


Morden Bog: bog by name, bog by nature

Site Details: 
Name of Location Morden Bog National Nature Reserve
Highlights Dragonflies and damselflies, Reptiles and amphibians
  • Some parking nearby
  • No visitor facilities
  • Defined paths
OS Map Reference SY918925
Aspect Detail
Manager Natural England
Geology Poole Basin
Area Southern Dorset
Hazards for the less able: 
Hazard Comment Description
Bog and Myre Best avoided at all times!

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!

Rough Ground The paths across the heath can be hard going for the less able

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.

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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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