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RSPB Arne

Arne Road, Arne BH20 5BJ, England
+44 1929 553360
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Arne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Owner description: RSPB Arne is one of the RSPB's flagship sights. A mix of heath land, woodland and coast the reserve...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Attended Arne's Pull a pine event today. We have visited Arne many times but this was our first organised event. Well planned event with very friendly volunteers helping out. Tasty refreshments at reasonable prices. A good family trip that helps the RSPB and you take home a free Xmas tree. As a bonus the views were amazing. Great to walk... More 

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Amazing place,beautiful woodland with coastal views.You have quite a few nice place to sit down,relax and enjoy the nature around you. We have been lucky enough to see loots af deers...absolutely amazing.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I visited Arne one Saturday afternoon with my son and his partner on the recommendation of a friend. The path through the woods was a very easy one and, although we were restricted for time, we did reach a stretch that had views across Poole harbour. Although we didn't see many birds, there were sika deer in an adjoining field,... More 

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Poole
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

An absolutely amazing place - rural, beautiful and peaceful. If you are lucky you will see lots of deer, we have been to Arne a few times and only once have we not seen any deer. There are lots of birds, so a great place if you are interested in bird watching and there is a lovely quiet beach. An... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

We were recommended this by a friend. Never knew this was here even after several visits to Dorset. Didn't come here for the birds just to walk the dog so can't comment on them. Parking only £2 for 2 hours. We did the longest red walk which took 80 minutes as suggested by map. The walk is really beautiful leading... More 

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Finally came here after a few people telling me how nice it was. Car parking was £2 for up to 2 hours £4 for over 2 hours, free if you are a member. There was a visitor centre by the car park, the lady there was helpful and gave us a map with suggested walks as we had not been... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our day at Arne. The staff/ volunteers at the visitor centre were really friendly, welcoming and helpful on recent sightings. We did the nature trail on the main part of the site in the morning. A wonderful walk with stunning views over Poole harbour with a picnic on the beach. In the afternoon we walked the heathland... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Apparently there was supposed to be a special raptor weekend on the day we visited with several staffed raptor watching locations set around the reserve, we walked round over half of it but saw no watch locations, staff or raptors. Apart from a couple of seagulls and half a dozen sika deer there wasn't much wildlife at all. A bit... More 

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RSPBArne, Manager at RSPB Arne, responded to this review

Hello there Doug, Sorry to hear about your visit. It sounds like you walked off onto the main visitor trails rather than grabbing a 'Raptor Weekend' map, information and directions from the staff in the visitor hut. Two of the staffed viewpoints were in areas not usually open to the public and the other was on our Coombe Heath Trail.... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

excellent reserve even though we only saw about half of it so we will go back to see the rest one day, the reason we only saw half of it was because we were lucky enough to watch an osprey flying onto a platform there after catching a fish in the estuary and then eating it. One tip if you... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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44 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I arrived at the reserve about Midday. Large free Car Park and Toilet Block. The small Visitor Centre was manned and staff gave us a clear map and directions. We saw many deer including a famous albino one. Superb views over Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island. Wonderful 2 level viewing hide gave us good views of both Spoonbills and Bournemouth... More 

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