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Morden Bog and Hyde Heath

This site is designated as an SSSI or is part of a larger SSSI. Here are the details:

SSSI Name Morden Bog and Hyde Heath
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Part of the site comprises Morden Bog NNR. The site includes several nature conservation reserves managed by the Herpetological Conservation Trust and land managed for nature conservation by the Forestry Enterprise. The site has been amended by additions and deletions and consolidates three sites previously notified as Gore Heath SSSI, Morden Bog SSSI and Hyde Heath SSSI (part)

Interest Biological
Status Now Featured on NoD
My Notes This SSSI covers most of the heathland at the eastern end of Wareham Forest. These are mainly wet, boggy areas that escaped conifer plantation.

The information about this Site of Special Scientific Interest has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Natural England Distribution Map Species List Some Photographs Guidance Notes

These sites featured on the Nature of Dorset fall within this SSSI. Click the site name to find out more about it. Alternatively, click the map logo above and see their location on a map and then view the site details from there:

Sites featured on the Nature of Dorset within this SSSI designation (Click to view details) Headline
Morden Bog National Nature Reserve

An extensive area of wet bog in Wareham Forest surrounded by dry heath and woodland.


Wareham Forest (Northport Heath)

Primarily Forestry Commission plantation but with various habitats including a large reed bed at the southern end of Decoy Heath. 


Wareham Forest (Woolsbarrow)

The site of an iron age settlement offering views across Wareham Forest and surrounded by various other habitat types


Wareham Forest (Lower Hyde Heath)

A circular walk around an extensive area of wet heath and bog in Wareham Forest


Wareham Forest (Great Ovens)

The information for this site was contributed by the late, and greatly missed, JOHN WRIGHT as part of the SANDFORD HERITAGE PROJECT year of nature recording.