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Hatch Pond

An ecologically diverse nature reserve to the north of Poole.

There are paths and benches around some of the site, which is next to Stinsford Road in the Nuffield Industrial Estate.


There are entrances at Hatch Pond Road and Stinsford Road. The nearest postcode is BH17 9LQ.


There is limited parking along Stinsford Road.


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.


This ecologically diverse site has:

  • dry, humid and wet heath bog
  • rough grassland
  • formal grassland
  • scrub and woodland plantation
  • a large pond.

Look out for

Hoverflies, ivy bees and gadwall.

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