Hatch Pond nature reserve

Hatch Pond nature reserve

Entrance

BH17 9LQ: Hatch Pond Road, Stinsford Road.

Site description

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

Parking

There is very limited parking along Stinsford Road.

Dogs

Your dog must be on a short lead during bird breeding, 1 March to 31 July, or when livestock are near. Remember to keep dogs under close control and to pick up after them.

Report a problem with this nature reserve

Let us know if you see any issues with this nature reserve.

Page last updated: 10 October 2018
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