Size: 7.8 hectares 

Ownership: ARC

Designation: SSSI, SAC, SPA, Ramsar

Restrictions: Open Access Land, please keep dogs on a lead.

Access: BH18 8BJ: Rushcombe Bottom from Higher Blandford Road

Grid ref: SY 99866 96645

Corfe Hills East is a small block of heath located to the north Poole with a mix of dry heath and Molinia grassland.

The Reserve

Corfe Hills East of mainly dry heath and dwarf gorse, habitat typical of the heathland reserves located within the Poole basin. The area as a whole is known as
Corfe Hills or Broadstone Golf Course and is separated into three major blocks with the
central and southern areas managed by Poole Borough Council.

Corfe Hills would have once been a continuous stretch of heath but since the creation of Broadstone Golf Course in 1859 the area was fragmented into the three blocks that remain today. This area of heath would of also linked up to the nearby Dunyeats reserve and continued on to Canford Heath.

What to see:

Home to all six native reptiles the Sand Lizard, Common Lizard, Slow-worm, Grass Snake, Smooth Snake and Adder the reserve is also home to an array of protected birds such as the Dartford warbler, Nightjar, Stonechat and Hobby.