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Finding your way around

Arne nature reserve


Shipstal Point trails Coombe Heath
Enjoy a mixture of habitats ranging from
heathland and farmland to deciduous
trail
woods and seashore along this series Absorb the breathtaking views of
of trails of about four miles (6.5 km). the Purbeck Hills and Corfe Castle

THE Dont miss out on a visit to the hide


either, where youll get an even closer
while avocets and spoonbills feed
in the channel below. There is a

TRAILS look at Poole Harbours bird life. hide as well as a viewing screen
halfway round this trail where you
can stop to look at the wading
Short north trail
birds. A round trip of almost a mile
(50 minute walk)
(1.2 km), this trail is suitable for
pushchairs if you take care, but
Long trail
wheelchair access is limited.
(80 minute walk)
Water
Short south trail
(60 minute walk) Please note: dogs must be
Grassland kept on leads at all times.
Our rarest
Easy access trail reptile, the
Woodland (30 minute walk) smooth snake is
named after its
flat, ridge-less
Arne Bay scales.
Mudflats Seasonal trail

Heathland

Saltmarsh Big Wood

Sand

In summer,
View point watch colourful
dragonflies
dart past NO
Viewing screen hunting for
insects to eat.
ACCESS

Disabled parking
Thrushes,
finches and
Parking buntings feed
in the farm
fields during
Toilet the winter. Shipstal
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Arne beach
Farm
Visitor centre
On a sunny
day along the
Hide Short south trail,
look out for
In summer, basking reptiles
meander such as common
through the lizards.
meadow its
Enjoy an buzzing with
abundance busy insects.
of garden birds
at really close
quarters at
the feeding
station.
Picnic
area

Along the
Coombe Heath
trail, you may
see our rare
and resident
If youre Dartford
quiet you warblers.
may see a raft
spider. But they
dive under the
water and hide
if alarmed.
Large
numbers of
avocets spend
the winter
in Poole
Harbour.

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In winter,
youll have great
views of avocets Arne is a
and dunlins beautiful place
feeding in the with a mix of
Eighty per cent of the shallows. heathland
UKs heathland has and old oak
been lost over the last woodland.
200 years. Arne is a
stunning example of
this now rare habitat.