Potterne Hill is a small remnant of dry heath, recently restored with secondary woodland edge.

Nearest Town Verwood
Look out for Small ponds support a variety of freshwater invertebrates as well as smooth and palmate newts and frogs. Some reptiles including common lizards and adders.
Habitats Lowland heath
Site designations

Local Nature Reserve

Nearest bus stop Manor Road, Wilts and Dorset bus route
Nearest train station Bournemouth (15 miles)
Grid reference SU 092 078
Size 1 hectare
Parking Parking is available at the scout hut on Manor Road
Accessibility No steep gradients but some paths are narrow in places and may by uneven ground, currently squeeze stiles on site.
Facilities Dog bins at main entrances
Owner Dorset Council (Previously East Dorset District Council)
Managed by Dorset Council Countryside Team
How to get there

From Verwood,follow Manor Road (B3072) towards 3-Legged Cross. Potterne Hill is on the left hand side of the road, entrance from the Scout Hut car park before you get to the junction with Newtown Road.

From Three-Legged Cross, follow signs for Verwood (Manor Road, B3072). After going past signs for Potterne Playing Fields on your right, continue round the bend, past Newtown Road, and the Scout Hut car park is on your right.

Countryside Officer - East Dorset

Name: Eastern Area Ranger Team
Email: b.wallbridge@dorsetcc.gov.uk
Tel: 01425 483809
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