Christchurch countryside sites
Christchurch has a diverse range of habitats, from saltmarsh and heathland to woodland and grassland.
Christchurch and East Dorset Councils have a joint landscape and countryside team which manages around 60 countryside sites across the two authorities. In Christchurch there are around 20 sites.
Chewton Bunny Nature Reserve
Information on Chewton Bunny Nature Reserve in Christchurch, including woodland wildlife, facilities and the coastal location.
Nea Meadows Local Nature Reserve
A wildlife rich, former parkland site, situated close to the village of Highcliffe.
Purewell Meadows Local Nature Reserve
Purewell Meadows Nature Reserve in Christchurch, including information on its location and value to people and wildlife.
St Catherine's Hill
St Catherine's Hill is a 35 hectare area of heathland and coniferous forest. It is located to the north of Christchurch and is bordered by Town Common Nature Reserve and the Wessex Way (A338). The Hill is home to a large number of important wildlife species and is highly designated.
Steamer Point Local Nature Reserve
A beautiful cliff top wooded nature reserve situated between Highcliffe Castle and Friar's Cliff in Christchurch. Steamer Point is a designated Local Nature Reserve (LNR) which covers 11 hectares (24 acres) of predominantly deciduous woodland, with some areas of grassland, ponds and wetland, and sea cliffs.
Information on Grove Copse in Christchurch, including woodland wildlife and location.
Information on Mude Valley Nature Reserve in Christchurch, including woodland and wetland wildlife interest and location.
Stanpit Marsh Local Nature Reserve
Stanpit Marsh is situated on the north side of Christchurch Harbour, just below the confluence of the rivers Avon and Stour. The 65 hectare site has an unusual combination of habitats including salt marsh with creeks and salt pans, reed beds, freshwater marsh, gravel estuarine banks and sandy scrub.
Name: Christchurch & East Dorset Landscape & Countryside Team
Tel: 01202 795684
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