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  • Parley Common

    Site Details: 
    Name of Location Parley Common Nature Reserve
    Highlights
    Facilities
    • Some parking nearby
    • No visitor facilities
    • Defined paths
    OS Map Reference SU091005
    Access Points: 

    WARNING: I have not been able to test all of these co-ordinates, they are based on where I placed the markers so use with care!

    Name SatNav Coordinates
    Car park 50° 48' 17.136" N, 1° 52' 14.1384" W
    Directions: 

    From the A341 Poole to Ringwood road turn east at a small roundabout south west of the main Trickett's Cross roundabout in to Turbary Road. At the T-junction turn right in to Lockyer Road and then turn left again at the next T-junction in to Burns Road. When you come to the Heatherlands Community Centre park and walk alongside the centre and you will find the gate on to the heath.

    Location Map: 

    The blue pin mark the approximate centre of the reserve, the yellow pin(s) mark the approximate locations of parking places that enable you to access the reserve.

    Potential Hazards: 

    Any walk in the countryside is going to have its potential hazards but the primary aim of this function is to forewarn less able people of difficulties they may face although some may apply to other people as well.

    Hazard Commentsort descending Description
    Bog and Myre Extensive area of wet heath and bog

    Bog and myre on heaths can be lethal if you get stuck in them and often there is no help for miles around. On heathland it pays to keep to well made pathways and not to stray off into boggy areas. Never do this alone and always one person stay on firm ground. Helicopter rescues from such situations are not uncommon!

    Rough Ground The tracks are quite hard going for the less able

    Nature reserves exist for the wildlife and plants that are found there and are not always visitor friendly, especially some smaller reserves. The ground on some reserves can be very rough going even when there are paths present and would not be passable by those who are less mobile.

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