Upton Heath, Upton nr Poole
Grid Ref: SY98 9951 (Beacon Road entrance)
Upton Heath is an extensive (500 acre) lowland heath site.
It is in multiple ownership and is home to a wide range of typical heathland species, including: sand lizard; smooth snake; Dartford warbler; nightjar; marsh gentian. Some of these species are very susceptible to disturbance or trampling.
The area to the south of the railway line is currently grazed.
Upton Heath is Open Access land which means dogs should be kept on leads during the bird nesting season from February to August (see the Doggy Do Code for more information).
Longmeadow Woods (a Borough of Poole site) on the eastern edge of Upton Heath, has been set up as a dogs running free area, it has a dog agility area too.
Dog waste bins are found at most entrances.
Three leaflets are available: two trail guides and a general information leaflet. Contact Dorset Wildlife Trust
For further information about this site:
Dorset Wildlife Trust
Longmeadow Lane Woods, Poole