Trail across heathland

Moors Valley Country Park trail. Photo: Paul Eaton (CC BY-SA)

This well-known country park has lots going on, but you can also find quieter areas away from the visitor centre. Moors Valley has a mixture of habitats including coniferous forest, deciduous woodland, lakes, ponds, rivers, meadow and heathland which in turn support a huge variety of wildlife. The park covers 750 acres in total. Note that it is closed in the evening.

For more info visit: Official Moors Valley Country Park website

Habitat and features

A mixture of habitats including coniferous forest, deciduous woodland, lakes, ponds, rivers, meadow and heathland.

What to see

Butterflies

Essex Skipper, Small Skipper, Large Skipper, Green-veined White, Orange Tip, Purple Hairstreak, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet

Other species

Grey Heron, Great Crested Grebe, Mute Swan, Tufted Ducks, Pochard, Teal, Nightjars, Adders, Bat, Water Vole

Photo gallery

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Ownership

Dorset Council and Forestry England