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Explore the amazing Wareham Forest - miles of tracks and trails with surprising viewpoints and a mix of terrain from heathland heather to unique bogs (we won't walk in that!) Stunning trees, full of birdsong and plenty of deer and other wildlife too.
A circular route starting from the Sika Trail car park along the well maintained gravel trails through the forest. We will leave the Sika Trail as we head past the Parsons Pleasure memorial through to Morden Bog with its low lying wetland and decoy pond. The route will circumnavigate the bog and pond allowing for some good views across the wetland,
Morden Bog National Nature Reserve is managed by English Nature and is one of the largest rare valley mire habitats in the UK. The area has an outstanding selection of insects and rare plants and is reported to be home to some of the oldest heather plants in Dorset. It is a beautiful area for walking at any time of year but it can be a little muddy after rain so appropriate footwear is essential!
There are no steps or stiles, the main trails are fairly level and wide allowing for good Nordic walking and chatting, while also maintaining a safe distance. There are a few gentle slopes in the forest section. It is highly likely we will encounter cattle along the trails around the bog.
This will be a moderate paced walk with plenty of opportunities to enjoy the views, or take a loop and switch up a gear to add a little blast for anyone wishing to do so.