Size: 7 hectares

Ownership: ARC

Designation: SSSI, SPA, Ramsar

Restrictions: Open Access Land, please keep dogs on a lead and keep to main paths. Horse riding and cycling are only permitted on statutory
bridleways. No camping or fires of any kind permitted.

Access: A351 BH20 5DS

Grid ref: SY 95146 82985

Corfe Bluff is a small piece of heath hidden away in the beautiful surroundings
of the Purbecks.

The Reserve

Located directly opposite Norden Farm, near Corfe Castle, Corfe Bluff is largely dry heath grading down to a large pond surrounded by wetter areas of purple moor-grass.

Once part of the Norden heath complex, now separated from that site by the A351.
Corfe Bluff was previously owned by English China Clay and used to be worked for ball clay.The resulting varied topography has proved beneficial for many aspects of wildlife.

What to see

The reserve is home to all six species of reptile but especially good for sand lizards
and adders. Other species of interest on the site include Hornet Robberfly and Oil beetle.

Corfe Bluff is also a great place to see migrant birds and butterflies as they arrive or
depart to continental Europe and Africa.