Luscombe Valley Nature Reserve

Luscombe Valley Nature Reserve

A beautiful nature reserve in Sandbanks, Luscombe Valley is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is a marvellous 10 acres of wildlife, trails through woodland, over wetlands and grasslands past streams and forest glades.

Habitat & Wildlife

Home to a number of protected plant and animal species including lizards like Sand Lizards, adders a grass snakes. Birds such as Dartford Warbler and Kingfishers can be found and some make seasonal appearences in the summer such as the Willow Warbler and Whitethroat.

Types of habitat include:

  • Open areas of gorse
  • Grassland
  • Reeds
  • Streams
  • Seasonal ponds on the edge of Poole Harbour
  • Wet woodland


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