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Creekmoor Ponds

A 5.6ha site that was originally a large land reserve.

The area was heavily mined between 1920 and 1950. The subsequent sand removal left two large pits which flooded and became Creekmoor Ponds.


The entrance to Creekmoor Ponds is at the end of Petersham Road. The nearest postcode is BH17 7DQ.


There is limited parking near this nature reserve.


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


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.


As well as the 2 major ponds, the site has semi-mature woodland, scrub, tough grassland and remnant heathland.

Look out for

Common woodland, waterfowl and dragonflies. Creekmoor Ponds is also a good place to spot great crested grebe, which breed here, and the small colourful firecrest, that winters here in small numbers.

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