Arne Nature Reserve R S P B

This is an unusual and special landscape where you can enjoy a vast expanse of open heathland and old oak woodland. Arne is a fantastic place for family walks at any time of year and we have regular children's days that enable all the family to learn about the unique nature of the heaths. There are 7 signposted trails of different lengths and abilities. Benches throughout the reserve all without arms and back support. At Arne, we have exciting events that run throughout the year, including weekends and school holidays. We have a low-ropes course for the whole family to enjoy.


Venue address
R S P B Arne Nature Reserve
BH20 5BJ

Other information

All year
Additional Information
RSPB (Royal Society For The Protection of Birds) Reserve. The reserve trails are open at all times. Check out our website for all family events. Picnic areas with multiple picnic benches. RSPB Arne is now bigger and better. Thanks to the generous help of supporters who responded to our Arne Appeal, we have acquired Hyde’s Heath, an area of heathland that is vital habitat for some of our rarest wildlife


Wheelchair accessible
Countryside Mobility is a scheme which enables easy access to the South West’s beauty spots and is available here at RSPB Arne . Tramper all-terrain mobility scooters are available to hire for people with limited mobility and for a small fee and a short training session. There are some wide, level pushchair-friendly paths with short routes.
Parking availability information
The car park is open 8.30am to 10pm between April and October. 8.30am to 6pm between November and March.
Toilet facility information
Toilets, disabled toilets and baby changing facilities available in the shop and cafe.
Other Facilities
Pushchair accessible
Some activities and family support services listed in our directory may be cancelled, postponed, or running in a different way due to coronavirus restrictions. Please contact providers to check for information about any changes.

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Address: R S P B  Arne Nature Reserve  Arne  Wareham  Dorset