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Luscombe Valley nature reserve

Luscombe Valley

 Luscombe Valley  nature reserve

 Shore Road
 BH14 8NE

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About this nature reserve

Luscombe Valley is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, due to its diverse habitats and rare species. This reserve is 10 acres of woodland.

Types of habitat

There are:

  • open areas of gorse
  • grassland
  • reeds
  • streams
  • seasonal ponds on the edge of Poole Harbour
  • wet woodland
  • ditches and streams.

What to see

You can spot kingfishers and sand lizards here.


There is limited parking in the Brudenell Avenue car park, and on roads near to this 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.


The valley is a few minutes' walk away from the Evening Hill Viewpoint, and borders Parkstone Golf Course. 

There is a stile at Shore Road and there is also access from Brudenell Avenue.


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