Size : 1.09 Hectares

Ownership: Drax Estate

Restrictions: Private no access

The Reserve

Mapperton Pond is located in rural farmland surroundings in Sturminster Marshall. The main feature of the reserve is the large pond located in its southern corner.

What to see

Within the pond smooth, and great crested newts can be found. Surrounding vegetation of the reserve mainly consists of grass land species with a hawthorn and elderberry hedge surrounding the site which makes for an excellent area for the newts to hibernate.