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Arne Road, Arne BH20 5BJ, England
+44 1929 553360
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Lovely walk, well kept paths, great scenery,

Whats not to like. If you like accessable woodland with views and wildlife, you will like... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2012
Roger D
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
Great day out and saw lots of birds too!

We visited Arne one day this week and thought it was a wonderful place to enjoy a walk. We took the... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2012
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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RSPB Arne is one of the RSPB's flagship sights. A mix of heath land, woodland and coast the reserve is packed full of wildlife and has a large events programme to enable visitors to get the most out of their visit.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“poole harbour” (37 reviews)
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Arne Road, Arne BH20 5BJ, England
+44 1929 553360
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Reviewed 28 October 2012

Whats not to like. If you like accessable woodland with views and wildlife, you will like this.Taken there by some friends, lived here for many years and didn't know it existed. Ironic that now I live in the southwest, I know it's here!

Thank Roger D
Reviewed 19 October 2012

We visited Arne one day this week and thought it was a wonderful place to enjoy a walk. We took the red walk which opened up to some lovely views across Poole Harbour then made our way to the RSPB hide. We watched quite a...More

Thank LostinDorset
Reviewed 26 September 2012

We were tipped off about Arne by a friend so yesterday we made a picnic and came out for a walk. What a lovely, lovely reserve. We did the red walk so enjoyed woodland and some coast and saw loads of deer, some quite close...More

Thank Snowy747
Reviewed 17 September 2012

£4 the cost of parking at this otherwise free site (or totally free if a RSPB member). Didn't see many birds (17 Sept 2012) but, my goodness, we were falling over deer. First, a tiny fellow was so tame I got close enough to nearly...More

Thank KeithLDorset
Reviewed 14 September 2012

We had this place recommended to us by a friend of my husband. It is beautiful but they do need to take more care with their signposting. When we left the car park there was a sign then we came to the village church. On...More

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 5 July 2012

A beautiful scenic reserve, not only can you birdwatch but you can also sit on the seashore and watch the world go by. A lovely short walk around the reserve. A great way to spend a leisurely afternoon with the family.

Thank PhilBrook67
Reviewed 14 June 2012

Great bird watching (Dartford Warbler, Ospreys & Goldfinches to name but 3) Great wildlife (Deer, Squirrels, wood ants etc) Loveley walks, both woodland and heath, not to mention harbourside. Good parking. Cheap. I should declare that I did 6 months work experience here in the...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 6 June 2012

arne is just lovely, a long winding road takes you to the car park, it is a rsbp site, so there is a charge, but then there are a number of walks you can go on, which take you through woodland, we have seen deer...More

Thank storyman
Reviewed 25 March 2012

I like woods and I like wildlife well which is best!! Here you get both and the place is ace. Well worth a visit, helpful staff and cheap parking. Wednesday's they do a free guided walk!

1  Thank Chris B
Reviewed 18 March 2012

If you're looking for a woodland walk in the country then Arne RSPB Reserve is a great place to go. On busy days they open the field just before the main car park so parking is never a problem (not too expensive either). The main...More

Thank Andy S
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June P
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Michelle M
24 February 2017|
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Response from RSPBArne | Property representative |
Hello Michelle, The only places to stay within walking distance to the reserve is to book one of the rental properties in Arne village itself. These aren't B&B's though, but holiday rentals. The nearest B&B's are in Ridge... More
Tony B
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