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Powerstock Common nature reserve

 

Equally unspoilt mix of 115 hectares of ancient woodland with open grassy areas along the line of the disused Maiden Newton to Bridport railway line, just a few minutes from the Kingcombe Centre.

  • Interesting hedge banks and numerous small ponds.
  • Superb views can be glimpsed of Dorset's coastline.

Wildlife interest

  • Resident woodland birds with migrants such as willow warbler and chiffchaff.
  • Fallow deer can be seen in the woodland.
  • Wildflowers include bluebell, pendulous sedge, bee orchid, rock rose, dyers greeweed & devil's-bit scabious.
  • Speckled wood, dingy skipper, marsh fritillary and brown argus butterflies.
  • Superb for newts and dragonflies in the ponds.

Access

Much of the reserve is accessible for the less-able using a wide hard track which runs through the reserve. A nature trail is waymarked (uneven surface).

More information

On the Dorset Wildlife Trust website