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.