Welcome to the Purbeck Heaths

Explore, connect & respect

Purbeck Heaths Credit: Middlebere Heath, Jon Bish


a stronger connection to nature

Declared in 2020, the Purbeck Heaths national nature reserve brings together three smaller areas of existing national nature reserve, along with the surrounding landscape to make a bigger, better and more joined up area for the animals, plants and their habitats to thrive.

About the NNR
Purbeck Heaths Credit: Mark Singleton

The Purbeck Heaths Grazing Unit has been created through a dedicated partnership, with support from the Green Recovery Challenge Fund and the Wytch Farm Landscape and Access Enhancement Fund (WFLF). The Green Recovery Challenge Fund is funded by Defra and has been delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England and the Environment Agency.

The Purbeck Heaths National Nature Reserve is located within the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.