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.
- 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.
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).