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Creekmoor to Merley Trailway

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 Creekmoor to  Merley Trailway

 Lytchett Drive
 Poole, BH18 9LA

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About this nature reserve

The Creekmoor to Merley Trailway runs from Roman Road to the A3489, near the Willet Arms pub in Merley.

The trailway is a well used cycling route and forms part of the larger Castleman Trailway, which runs from Upton Country Park and extends towards Ashley Heath. 

Types of habitat

Much of the land is now occupied by semi-natural (through secondary) vegetation, typically scrub or woodland.

What to see

Common woodland species.

You may also:

  • spot a number of bat species such as the pipistrelle and brown long-eared bat
  • hear the call of the tawny owl in a number of locations.


There is limited parking on roads near this trailway.


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.


You can reach the trailway from: 

  • the car park in Delph Woods off Gravel Hill A349
  • the car park at the Willet Arms off Oakley Hill A341
  • the Roman Road from Upton Country Park
  • other access points between Creekmoor and Broadstone.


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