Avon Heath

Heathland Discovery

A large new display has been installed in the Heathland Discovery Centre at Avon Heath, giving an introduction to the living landscape of lowland heathlands in SE Dorset.

Avon Heath Country Park is a gateway site of The Great Heath and a large remnant of a heathland expanse from the Bronze Ages that once reached from Ringwood to Dorchester. We hope the Centre inspires you to come and discover nature reserves and long distance trails on your doorstep. Additional interactive features are also being planned, encouraging you to take a closer look at the wildlife and heathland specialists. The display has been funded by The Great Heath project (TGH).