- Nature Reserve
- Accessible parking
- Information centre
- Dog friendly
Arne is the RSPB's flagship heathland site, with a vast expanse of open heathland and old oak woodland, and a variety of special wildlife to see including dragonflies, sand lizards, ospreys, Dartford warblers and nightjars. Poole Harbour is next to the reserve, home to winter waders and wildfowl, including the largest wintering population of avocets in the UK.
There are two nature trails to explore as part of this vast expanse of open heathland and old oak woodland. There is plenty to see all year round, with beautiful views across Poole Harbour, Corfe Castle, and the Purbeck Hills.
Hiring a Tramper at RSPB Arne
There are 2 Trampers to hire at RSPB Arne (one funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund through the Heritage Ability project). Advance booking recommended, particularly for first time users who will need to be taken through the membership process.
Wanting to hire the Tramper at the weekend? Please note that the phone is unmanned on Saturday and Sunday and therefore booking must be made by Friday.
Hire fee - £2.50 per hour for non-RSPB members, £2 per hour for RSPB members
Travelling to RSPB Arne - Plan your journey by car or public transport using the map below:
By Road - 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. Car park opens at 8:30 am and is locked at dusk.
Contact RSPB Arne
RSPB Arne, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5BJ
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