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Turners Puddle Heath

Turners Puddle Heath incorporates an area of 14 hectares of predominantly dry lowland heathland with valley mire and wet heath.

Nearest TownBovington / Wool
Size14 hectares
HabitatsHeath
Site designations

Site of Special Scientific Interest, Special Area of Conservation, Special Protection Area and Site of Nature Conservation Interest

Nearest train stationWool - information about train services
Grid referenceSY 822 913
Look out for

Dartford Warbler, Stonechat, Nightjar, Linnet and Dorset Heath. Bagworm moth and Silver-studded Blue butterfly 

ParkingThere is roadside parking in a bay within the Forestry Commission's Moreton Plantation
AccessibilityOpen Access area. The site is sloping with some steeper banks and ditches and generally uneven ground.
Other activities in area

The Lawrence of Arabia Trail, Lawrence Cycle Ride, Clouds Hill (opens in a new window), Tank Museum (opens in a new window), Monkey World (opens in a new window), Higher Hyde Heath (opens in a new window)

OwnerDorset County Council
Managed byDorset County Council (Area Greenspace Management Team - West)

How to get there

From Bere Regis, take the Wool road. After approximately two miles take a right turn signposted for the tank museum. Continue along this road ignoring the left turn for the museum and Clouds Hill. Take the next right. Roadside parking is available soon after turning. Access onto the site is either via a stile or bridleway gate further along this road.

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  1. Robin - blue sky
  1. Robin - blue sky
  2. Silver studded butterfly closed wing

 

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