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Hatch Pond nature reserve

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 Hatch Pond nature  reserve

 Hatch Pond Road
 Canford Heath
 Poole, BH17 9LQ

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About this nature reserve

Hatch Pond nature reserve is in north Poole beside Stinsford Road and in the Nuffield Industrial Estate.

There are paths and benches around some of the site. 

Apply for a fishing permit for this site.

Types of habitat

This is an ecologically diverse site and has:

  • dry, humid and wet heath
  • bog
  • rough grassland 
  • formal grassland 
  • scrub and woodland plantation
  • a large pond.

What to see

It is a haven for wildlife with:

  • a large pond
  • heath
  • grassland and woodland.

These attract a variety of species including: 

  • the hoverfly
  • the ivy bee
  • the gadwall.


There is very limited parking along Stinsford Road.


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 get to this reserve from Hatch Pond Road and Stinsford Road. 

The wooded northern edge of the reserve is fenced off, and not open to the public.


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