One of the SPNR's starred sites 'comprising various ecological types'. Today the site is unspoiled, with a rich aquatic flora and fauna and has been described as having 'a dynamic ecosystem'. The surrounding heath has not fared so well, with the loss of some biodiversity. Now managed by Natural England as part of Studland and Godlingston Heath NNR.
(Above) the original SPNR survey documents for Littlesea