Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Kinson Common

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Kinson Common

A superb nature reserve nestled amongst the housing of Kinson

This nature reserve has a surprising number of habitats, including woodland, heathland, marsh and meadows.  This means it is also home to a wide range of plants and animals.

As well as the wildlife that lives on Kinson common you might also catch a glimpse of one of the grazing animals we use to help us manage the site.  The heathland at Kinson Common is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Conservation Area, so it has to be managed appropriately. 

Find out more about how we care for our natural spaces by reading our management plan.

Useful information

There are occasional guided walks throughout the year.  Use our map to find out where Kinson Common and our other parks and nature reserves are.

Discover more about the site from our on-site information board or visit the volunteer run website showcasing 

The Friends of Kinson Common sadly disbanded in 2018.

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Poole Lane
BH11 9DY
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