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Alder Hills

A Site of Special Scientific Interest noted for its lizard and dragonfly populations.

Alder Hills is a 5.2ha site with a pond rich in wildlife.

News and events are available on the Poole's heathlands Facebook page.


Angling is available here with membership through Wimborne & District Angling Club.


Entrances at Talbot View Community Centre, Sharp Road and Farnham Road. The nearest postcode is BH12 1PN.


There is limited parking on roads near the reserve.


Dogs must be on a short lead when livestock is near and during the bird breeding season from 1 March to 31 July. At other times dogs must be under close control.


Dry and humid heath, wildlife pond and fringing carr woodland.

Look out for

At Alder hills you could see:

  • dragonflies
  • amphibians
  • kingfishers
  • woodcock
  • cormorants
  • finches
  • warblers
  • emperor moths
  • mining bees
  • parasitic sand wasps
  • all six British reptiles.

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