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Your Borough Of Poole

Bourne Valley Park

Turbary Road

BH12 4JP

Email: leisure@poole.gov.uk

Enquiries: 01202 265265

Bourne Valley Park

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 un-surfaced. Suitable footwear is recommended.

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.

This site is licensed for outdoor events.