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!

Poole Harbour Trails

Poole Harbour Trail Walks

Old Harry Rocks on the Jurassic Coast in Purbeck. Photo by Cenk

Old Harry Rocks

Wareham Walls

Studland Beach, near Purbeck, Dorset

Studland Bay and Beach

Wareham Quay River Cruises

Purbeck Heaths National Nature Rerseve in Dorset

Purbeck Heaths National Nature Reserve

Cyclexperience Cycle Hire at Purbeck Park in Dorset


Durlston Country Park and Castle Swanage Purbeck

Durlston Country Park and Castle

Wild Woodbury

Places to visit near Purbec Wareham Forest

Wareham Forest


Join the friendly artisan volunteers at Corfe Castle to make traditional medieval-style tiles in their traditional 15th century tile workshop!

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