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Corfe Barrows Nature Park

Corfe Barrows Nature Park is a large area managed for the benefit of wildlife and people. It is a partnership of landowners who have come together to create a special place for local communities and visitors to explore and enjoy the local countryside, its history and its wonderful wildlife. Formed by nature and man living in harmony for thousands of years the park is home to some of the rarest wildlife in the country and its Bronze Age barrows bear witness to its long association with people. 

The Nature Park includes areas of woodland, heathland, meadows and pastures, connected by footpaths and guided trails. These varied sites are owned by Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT), Erica Trust, Borough of Poole, Amphibian and Reptile Conservation and Christchurch and East Dorset Councils.  

The sites available to public access include Ashington Meadow and Cutting, Barrow Hill (a DWT Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) opening in 2017), Cogdean Elms, Corfe Hills Middle and South, Corfe Hills West, Happy Bottom (a DWT Nature Reserve) and Rushcombe Bottom.

Corfe Barrows Nature Park is for you and for wildlife. You can explore this open access land as long as protected wildlife is not disturbed or harmed. Please cycle or horse ride only where allowed on the permitted routes and public bridleways to avoid harming wildlife and damaging the ground. Fire destroys heathland areas and its wildlife and can be dangerous for people and property so please avoid dropping cigarettes or matches and don't ever start a fire, bonfire or barbeque on the heath. Please consider the local community and other people enjoying the outdoors. Leave gates and property as you find them and follow paths unless wider access is available

Name
Various venues around Corfe Mullen and Broadstone
Postcode
BH21 3HU
 Telephone
01202 692033
 E-mail
info@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk
Directions
See Journey Planner on the right-hand side of this page, where you will find bus, car and train routes from your location.
Times Available:
Open all year, seven days a week.
The sites available to public access include Ashington Meadow and Cutting, Barrow Hill (a DWT Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) opening in 2017), Cogdean Elms, Corfe Hills Middle and South, Corfe Hills West, Happy Bottom (a DWT Nature Reserve) and Rushcombe Bottom.
Availability:
All Year Round
Costs:
This Activity is Free
Booking Information:
No need to book
Referral Criteria:
Self Referral
Languages Spoken:
English
Recognised As (Scheme):
Free Activity