Bourne Valley Nature Reserve

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The Bourne Valley Nature Reserve is a 60-hectare nature reserve located in Poole.

The reserve is home to a variety of wildlife, including birds, insects, and small mammals. Some of the birds that can be seen at Bourne Valley include the kingfisher, the buzzard, and the barn owl. The reserve is also home to a number of rare insects, such as the marsh fritillary butterfly.

There are a number of walking trails through the reserve, ranging from easy to challenging. The trails offer stunning views of the valley and the surrounding countryside.

The reserve is located about 2 kilometers from Wallisdown. There is a footpath that connects the two areas, making it possible to do a continuous walk from Wallisdown to Bourne Valley and Talbot Heath.

Here are some of the things you can do at Bourne Valley Nature Reserve:

  • Birdwatch
  • Insects spotting
  • Visit the wildflower meadows
  • Learn about the local wildlife
  • Have a picnic

Bourne Valley Nature Reserve is a great place to enjoy the outdoors and connect with nature. It is a valuable resource for wildlife and a popular spot for recreation. It is a popular spot for photography and birdwatching.

Here are some additional things to know about Bourne Valley Nature Reserve:

The reserve is open from sunrise to sunset.
Admission is free.
Dogs are allowed on the trails, but they must be kept on a leash.

Bourne Valley Nature Reserve can be access from as far as Herbert Avenue to the east and Alder road to the west.


  • Turbary Road
  • Dorset
  • BH12 4JP