Tadnoll Nature Reserve
Dry, humid and wet heath, bog, pools and the tadnoll stream make for a diversity of habitat in a lovely setting.
Tadnoll: a jewel in the crown - Tadnoll is a reserve I visit when I just want a peaceful walk and to not get too engrossed in nature recording. There is plenty to record as the species list shows but the main pathway around the upper part of the reserve is so peaceful, interesting and just plain pleasant it is nice just to stroll around! Apart from the occasional train passing by and the occasional bird song there is little other noise and one does not see many other people there, just a few dog walkers. Although immediately to the west of Winfrith Heath and adjacent to it, it is so different in character and so much more varied in habitat and diversity of species. In addition to dry heath and acid grassland there are extensive areas of wet heath and the added interest of the Tadnoll Brook running through with the added interest it brings. Something for everyone and all interests at Tadnoll. A Dorset Wildlife Trust reserve, of course, and one of the many special places they manage; Tadnoll is certainly one of the jewels in their crown. .
|Site Name||Tadnoll Nature Reserve|
|Protection||Dorset Wildlife Trust, Site of Scientific Interest|
|Diversity||Very High (over 200 species)|
First chance for a proper nature walk for some time so off to Tadnoll