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.

Nearest Town Ferndown
Grid reference SZ 081 016
Habitats Bog, heath, birch / willow carr and pine woodland
Size 22.6 Hectares
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
Site designations

Site of Special Scientific Interest, Local Nature Reserve, Special Area of Conservation and Special Protection Area

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
Owner Dorset Council
Managed by Dorset Council (Area Greenspace Management Team - East)

Countryside Ranger - East Dorset

Name: William Holland
Name: William Holland
Tel: 01425 483809
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