Discover Dorset's Hidden Gem

Nature and Wildlife

Did you know that Purbeck is one of the most wildlife rich places in the UK! Recently Purbeck has has gained further recognition with the declaration of the new Purbeck Heaths National Nature Reserve (NNR).  Not to be missed is the beautiful natural heaths around Poole Harbour at RSPB Arne, and the idyllic natural parkland surrounding the Blue Pool near Wareham.

Purbeck also forms part of the ‘Jurassic Coast’ a 95 mile stretch of coastline from Dorset to Devon, famed for its unique geology. This stunning area also offers plenty of natural coastline to explore Studland Bay, Old Harry Rocks, Durlston Country Park, Kimmeridge and Lulworth Cove.

Purbeck is a fantastic place to explore and enjoy the rich variety of nature and wildlife on the south coast. There’s fantastic options for walking, cycling and boat trips as well as Purbeck’s very own heritage railway from Swanage to Corfe and Wareham!

The earthworks that surround Wareham are one of the best examples of Saxon Walls in the country!
Stunning natural beaches and heathland
Enjoy a trip down the River Frome
The UK’s First Super National Nature Reserve!
Quality bicycle hire in the beautiful Isle of Purbeck
Stunning Landscapes and Amazing Wildlife
A pioneering community-based rewilding project
A great place to explore and discover the famous heaths and woods near Wareham
Idyllic nature venue with beautiful scenery and tearoom
Active Travel Charity in Purbeck
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