Bourne Valley Park and the adjoining Bourne Valley Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) cover over 57 hectares.
The park, formally Alderney Recreation Ground, was developed between 2003 & 2007 by the Bourne Stream Partnership.
The site is predominately used by walkers for local recreation. Bourne Valley SSSI is home to a number of protected reptile species and the site includes a number of ponds, steams and watercourses. Have a look at the map on the right for more information.
How to get there:
- Evering Avenue
- OS grid ref: SZ 052 940
- Parking is on-street only
- Some paths contain significant slopes (greater than 1:12).
- Many paths within across the heathland and park are either gravel surfaced, or unsurfaced. Suitable footwear is recommended.
- Play Area
- Wheeled Play Area
What to see and do
- habitat - area of legally protected lowland heath.
- conservation - heath land home to a number of legally protected reptile species
- recreation - extensive area for walking. Please read the Heathland code
- greenway - part of the Canford Heath to Bournemouth seafront greenway cycle route.
- landscape - extensive network of ponds, streams and watercourse.
- Enjoy the children's play area and the wheeled play area.
This site is licensed for outdoor events.