[Skip to content]

Your Borough Of Poole

Corfe Hills nature reserve

Corfe Hills Nature Reserve

 Corfe Hills nature  reserve

 BH18 8BJ

Line Break - 900x10px Orange

About this nature reserve

Corfe and Barrow Hills are made up of four isolated sites. This site, with Dunyeats Hill nearby, forms the remaining link between the larger heathland blocks of Canford Heath and Upton Heath.

The site is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, as it has rare lizards, birds, and plants.

Visit the Poole's heathlands Facebook page.

View the fire access map, and site ownership map.

Types of habitat

Corfe Hills is a mostly dry heath habitat.

What to see

All six species of British reptile can be found here and in the nearby Barrow Hills.


There is no parking at this nature reserve.


Your dog must be on a short lead during bird breeding, 1 March - 31 July, or when livestock are near.

Remember to keep dogs under close control and to pick up after them.


  • Rushcombe Bottom can be accessed off Higher Blandford Road on Bridleway 1
  • Corfe Hills West and Middle can be accessed near a lay-by on Higher Blandford Road
  • Corfe Hills South can be accessed off Birkdale Road. 

Nature reserves

See a problem with this nature reserve?

Report it