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Reserve Focus - Holt Heath National Nature Reserve, Dorset

By - Stuart Roberts

Situated some four miles north-east of Wimborne in the northern part of the Poole Basin lies Holt Heath NNR, a reserve dominated by one of the largest single remaining blocks of heathland in Dorset. The heath occupies approximately 400 hectares (1000 acres) and all typical heathland habitat types are represented, with a mosaic of dry and humid heath on the higher ground and large mire expanses forming where the drainage is impeded on the lower-lying parts of the reserve.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist