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Your Borough Of Poole

Ham Common Nature Reserve

Napier Road

BH15 4RW

Email: environment@poole.gov.uk

Enquiries: 01202 265265

Ham Common is located in Hamworthy, about two miles from Poole town centre. It is accessible from either the Viewpoint car park Napier Road, Rockley Caravan Park or from Lake Drive car park.

Ham Common is an area of great beauty and interest. It provides a habitat for an immense variety of flowers and animals as well as being a place where visitors can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this site. Birds such as the Dartford Warbler might be spotted flying in jerking movements low over the gorse bushes. If you are very lucky you might be able to spot a lizard flicking its tail through the bushes! Ham Common was declared a Local Nature Reserve on 16 May 1992. The area has great fragile beauty and needs to be sensitively managed. Many of the techniques used by our Countryside Wardens may seem drastic but they are essential in order to ensure the survival of this unique and precious habitat.We hope you enjoy your visit to Ham Common but we would ask that you please keep to the main pathways during your visit and that you take your litter home with you when you leave.

Ease of access for people with disabilities:

We encourage the use of all our facilities by everyone. Please let us know if you have any suggestions on how we could improve this facility for you. 

Contact us


01202 265265

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Environmental and Consumer Protection
Unit 1
Newfields Business Park
2 Stinsford Road
BH17 0NF