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Surrounding Nature & Wildlife – November

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Nature & Wildlife Surrounding South Lytchett Manor in November

South Lytchett Manor is surrounded by some of England’s finest nature locations and wildlife- waiting to be enjoyed by all ages across the winter months. Many visitors of our campsite in Dorset come to enjoy the wildlife at this quieter time of year.

Check out some photos below that were shared to instagram by visitors:

The Blue Pool

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The Blue Pool in Furzebrook is a place of peace and tranquillity. Very fine clay suspended in the water diffracts light in different ways, producing a spectrum of colour sometimes green sometimes turquoise. The pool is surrounded by 25 acres of woodland, interlaced with sandy paths inhabited by deer, rabbits, badgers, foxes, green sand lizards and a multitude of Dragonflies/Damselflies.

There are clearly marked walking routes for the disabled or those with pushchairs and many idealistic bench placements for the perfect picnic or photo opportunity. Additionally there are tea rooms on site, as well as a museum!

Will you be lucky enough to spot the elusive Dartford Warbler?

Charmouth Heritage Coast

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Situated on the world renowned Jurrasic Coast, Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre provides overwhelming insight into the past with its magnificent display of local fossil finds and marine and coastal wildlife.

Feel inspired? The centre also offers fossil hunting walks whereby a number of experts will help you discover your very own fossils, giving you the history behind them and even aiding in using the video microscope to get a closer look!

Wareham Forest

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Consisting of open heathland, Wareham Forest offers a great place to explore and be amongst nature. It is home to some of the UK’s rarest reptiles such as the smooth snake and sand lizard and also home to the unique sika deer and nightjar.

If you would prefer to enjoy the forest on wheels, there is a 7 mile route for cyclists called the Sika Cycle Trail.

Arne Reserve

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Arne Reserve is the RSPB’s flagship heathland site on a peninsula out into Poole Harbour. It has stunning wildlife including heathland birds such as nightjars and Dartford warblers, coastal birds like little egrets and avocets, as well as the chance of seeing rarer creatures like seals and sand lizards.

Late Autumn to Winter is the best time to observe the harbour birds, with internationally important numbers of wildfowl and wading birds peaking at over 30,000 in the harbour. Perfect for family walks all year round there is also a spacious cafe where you can enjoy a freshly-made Dorset scone.

Moors Valley Country Park & Forest


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Moors Valley provides fun for all ages! It has a mixture of habitats including coniferous forest, deciduous woodland, lakes, ponds, rivers, meadow and heathland which in turn support a huge variety of wildlife.

View the forest from a different perspective with the tree top walkway or a high ropes course. Alternatively, take a ‘hawk walk’ whereby you can take a gentle stroll around the Forest with free flying hawks following on and flying to your gloved hand!

Poole Park


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Poole Park is a large, urban park bordering Poole Harbour. Large numbers of geese and swan inhabit the waters surrounding the park. If you feel like hopping into the water yourself then there are opportunities to do sailing, windsurfing, rowing or kayaking!

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What our guests think

quote marksAbsolutely superb! Very speedy, efficient check in. Office couldn't do enough for you. Customer service top class. Our family party stayed in 3 dog friendly shepherds huts. Beautiful decor. Nice little self contained area for the 5 shepherd huts. Clean and modern toilet and shower facilities within less than 2 minutes. Large socially distanced communal washing up area. Large 2 acre area for exercising the dogs within 3 mins walk of shepherds huts. Couldn't fault this stay.quote marks Margaret, Apr 2021

quote marksWe had a simply fabulous time at South Lytchett Manor last month. We were not sure about camping in October but the site is well insulated, the playground kept our kids well entertained and the facilities were super clean and comfortable. We loved having a shop onsite and there are water taps and electricity points in abundance.. we have stayed at a number of sites and couldn’t recommend thisquote marks Beth, Nov 2020

quote marksGreat campsite, really friendly and polite staff. Very clean facilities and felt ‘safe’ with all the hand sanitizer and clear signage, highly recommend - we’ll probably book one of the huts next time....quote marks Richard , Oct 2020

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