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Marsh and Ham

Blandford Forum's town park by the River Stour provides a place to rest, play, fish or watch the wildlife. Regular events are held on the meadows allowing people to interact with the ‘tame’ wildlife such as the nationally acclaimed and often filmed otters, and to feed the swans and ducks. The lido (outdoor swimming pool) has long disappeared along with the punts that were once available to hire on the Leat stream. The Mortain bridge (named after Blandford's twinned town in France) leads you to Stour Meadows and beyond.


Nearest town Blandford Forum
Look out for

Otters, Swans, Weeping Willows, Kingfisher

Habitats Riverside, mature trees
Site designations

Green Flag Award

Nearest bus stop

West Street car park

Nearest train station Gillingham (18 miles)
Grid reference ST 884 060
Size 1.2 hectares
Parking Adjacent to the site
Accessibility Disabled access
Owner Sturminster Newton Town Council
Managed by Dorset Council (Area Greenspace Management Team - North) 
How to get there Main entrance off West Street Car park Blandford, or over Mortain bridge from Stour Meadows              

Senior Countryside Ranger - North Dorset

Name: Graham Stanley
Email: graham.stanley@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Tel: 01258 456970
Full contact details for Senior Countryside Ranger - North Dorset

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