Slop Bog offers a unique opportunity to get close to nature. You can walk across the sphagnum moss by using the boardwalks that run through the site.
Slop Bog is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is home to some very special wildlife including Bog Asphodel, Palmate Newt and several species of damselfly and dragonflies. The site can be accessed via a public footpath from West Road, Ferndown.
The Slop Bog site leaflet contains more information about the site, its history, wildlife and a site map. You can also find out more and how you can get involved through the Slop Bog Guardians website.
|Grid reference||SZ 081 016|
|Habitats||Bog, heath, birch / willow carr and pine woodland|
|Nearest bus stop||Wimborne Road, Ferndown (10 mins walk)|
|Nearest train station||Bournemouth or Poole|
|Look out for||Silver-studded Blue butterflies, Marsh Gentians and Small Red Damselfly|
|Parking||No parking provided on site|
|Accessibility||Level. A circular route which includes a boardwalk can be accessed from West Moors Road. This is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Other paths can be uneven or muddy in places, although passable with care and sensible footwear.|
|Facilities||Boardwalk allowing access to bog, 2 benches, interpretation panels and a brass rubbing nature trail|
|Managed by||Dorset Council (Area Greenspace Management Team - East)|