Size: 5 Ha

Ownership: ARC

Designation: SSSI, SAC, SPA

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

Access: Worgret Hill A352

Grid ref: SY 89497 86979

A small fragment of heath located on the outskirts of Wareham. An excellent place to see sand lizards.

The Reserve

East Worgret is a dry heath with a mainly south facing aspect. The topography of
the reserve is diverse with two major gullies running north to south through the site.

What to see:

With the high and dry nature of the reserve and diversity of its structure and its exposed sandy soils, this reserve is home to all six species of reptile but is especially good for sand lizards (Lacerta agilis) along with the Common Lizard (Zootoca vivipara);Slow-worm (Anguis fragilis); Grass Snake (Natrix natrix); Smooth Snake (Coronella austriaca) and the Adder (Vipera berus).

Nightjar, Stonechat and Hobby birds can also be spotted along with Silver Studded Blue, Small Heath and Grayling butterflies.