This is a great place to visit to find some truly rare heathland species.
Discover an excellent piece of large heath located in stunning surroundings next to the Purbeck Ridge. The extensive mining use of this site over the years has resulted in a varied landscape, which coupled with the clay substrate, has allowed the formation of many ponds, ditches and slopes which provide wonderful habitat for many species.
These 80 hectares of heath are home to all six native reptile species and five out of the seven native amphibian species including the great crested newt.
Creech is also home to a multitude of rare and endangered invertebrates including the rare Southern Damselfly. The reserve remains a stronghold for the Dartford warbler, Woodlark, Nightjar and Hobby; all European Protected Species.
- There will be a member of staff & an ARC-Trust banner to grab your attention at the entrance
- Inside the gate has room for 7 cars - Remaining parking will be roadside
- No dogs please
- We'll be walking with frequent stops during the 2hrs
- Uneven ground throughout
- Not be suitable for those with restricted mobility
- Please dress for the great British weather - this event takes place outdoors
- Sturdy footwear - boots or wellies are essential
- Bring binoculars if you can!
- Bring your own snacks & water bottle
- No toilets available