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Upton Heath

A surviving area of Dorset heathland with views across Poole Harbour, Corfe Castle and the Isle of Purbeck

This is one of the largest surviving areas of Dorset heathland with views across Poole Harbour, Corfe Castle & the Isle of Purbeck. The nature of the terrain reflects its historic use for pottery & brick making. All 6 of the British reptile species are found on the dry heath along with stonechats & Dartford warblers. The boggy areas support many dragonfly species as well as carnivorous round-leaved sundew & raft spiders.

Species and habitats

Habitats
Heathland

Nearby nature reserves

Beacon Hill Urban Wildlife Centre
1 miles - Dorset Wildlife Trust
Corfe Mullen Meadow
2 miles - Dorset Wildlife Trust
Brownsea Island
4 miles - Dorset Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Near Creekmore in Poole
Poole
Dorset
Map reference
SY 989 951
Best time to visit
Mar - Nov
Get directions
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Public transport
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Facilities
Picnic facilities
Size
205.00 hectares
Access
Yes

terrain can be difficult, contact the Trust for more information.
Walking information
Difficult walking due to ground conditions
Parking
Parking at the end of Longmeadow Lane
Dogs
Dogs allowed
Grazing animals
Yes
Reserve manager
Dorset Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01305 264620
info@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk