This extensive reserve in south Dorset includes areas of dry and wet heath, wet meadows and a chalk stream. This will be a good chance to explore this varied habitat, which includes a good range of Sphagnum species, as well as classic species of bogs and flushes, some of which have a calcareous influence.
Park at SY 8047 8623, just past the first junction on Gatmore Road, which is opposite the Red Lion pub on the A352 at Winfrith Newburgh, west of Wool. Wellingtons are strongly advised, as it will be wet under foot in places.
Leader: Andrew Branson