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Potterne Hill

Potterne Hill is a small remnant of dry recently restored heath with secondary woodland edge.

Nearest TownVerwood
Look out forSmall ponds support a variety of freshwater invertebrates as well as smooth and palmate newts and frogs. Some reptiles including common lizards and adders.
HabitatsLowland heath
Site designations

Local Nature Reserve

Nearest bus stopManor Road, Wilts and Dorset bus route - information about bus services
Nearest train stationBournemouth (15 miles) - information about train services
Grid referenceSU 092 078
Size1 hectare
ParkingParking is available at the scout hut on Manor Road
AccessibilityNo steep gradients but some paths are narrow in places and may by uneven ground, currently squeeze stiles on site.
FacilitiesDog bins at main entrances
OwnerEast Dorset District Council
Managed byChristchurch and East Dorset Countryside Team

How to get there:

From Verwood,follow Manor Road (B3072) towards 3-Legged Cross. Potterne Hill is on the left hand side of the road, entrance from the Scout Hut car park before you get to the junction with Newtown Road.

From Three-Legged Cross, follow signs for Verwood (Manor Road, B3072). After going past signs for Potterne Playing Fields on your right, continue round the bend, past Newtown Road, and the Scout Hut car park is on your right.

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