A beautiful heath containing decoy ponds and extensive valley bogs, which unfortunately suffered due to land drainage and afforestation. Now owned by the Forestry Commission, Wareham Forest encompasses much of the heath including Morden Bog National Nature Reserve (NNR), which is managed in partnership with Natural England. This site supports rare plants such as marsh clubmoss. Dragonflies, smooth snakes, sand lizards, woodlarks and nightjars can all be found here, while sika and roe deer frequent the wooded areas.
(Above) the original SPNR survey documents for Wareham Heath