A site with a variety of habitats, but important mainly for its heathland, which the Dorset Wildlife Trust is managing traditionally: the heather in full flower is a glorious wash of purple and buzzing with bees.
The main footpaths are generally easy going, and the walk to the top of the Barrow is worth it for the views, though if you go down the other side, take care.
|Near||Wool (between Wareham and Dorchester).|
|Butterfly species include||
Birds: Dartford Warbler; Hobby
Heathland, plus grass rides and wet acid meadows.
Overlooked by Old Knowle, which is three round barrows. Excellent views from the top of the barrow
Grid ref: SY 791 875 (OS Landranger Sheet 194).
From Dorchester on A352, after Owermoigne take the first left turn. After the mill on the left continue for approx. 500m. Park on roadside. Tadnoll reserve is on the right opposite a derelict barn.
|Owned by||Dorset Wildlife Trust|