SOUTH & SOUTH EAST ENGLAND IN BLOOM 2012- AWARDED CONSERVATION AREA OF THE YEAR- OVERALL WINNER WITH GOLD AWARD!
Stanpit Marsh is situated on the north side of Christchurch Harbour, just below the confluence of the rivers Avon and Stour. The 65 hectare site has an unusual combination of habitats including salt marsh with creeks and salt pans, reed beds, freshwater marsh, gravel estuarine banks and sandy scrub. It was designated as a Local Nature Reserve in 1964 and in 1986 as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The Marsh is home to over 300 species of plants, 14 of which are nationally rare and endangered.
Map & Directions
Road: From A35 follow signs to Stanpit
Public Transport Directions
Bus: Wilts & Dorset X1 and X2 and Shamrock 111 buses opereate to and from Stanpit
Rail: 10mins taxi journey
Air: 20mins by car from Bournemouth Airport
|2017 Opening (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)|