Arne is celebrated for its lowland heathland, which is rare in Europe, and its wildlife including Dartford warblers, nightjars, all six species of British reptile, plus many species of butterflies, dragonflies, and moths. It is also home to nearly 500 types of flowering plant.
Wildlife highlights: Avocet, Nightjar, Stonechat, Little egret, Dartford warbler, Barn owl, hobby and Marsh harrier are amongst the many species that can be seen here. More than 20 species of dragonfly and more than 30 species of butterfly have been reported.
Location and access: From Wareham town centre, head south over the causeway to Stoborough. Arne is signposted from here - the car park is located at the beginning of the village.Pay and display car parking in operation at all times. The Purbeck Cycleway passes within 1.5 miles/2 km of the car park.
Tel: 01929 553360
Grid reference: SY972877
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