Boscombe & Southbourne Overcliffe LNR
Designated site name: Boscombe & Southbourne Overcliffe LNR   View map
LNR Type: Rural Type:  Both
County: DORSET Natural England Area Team: Wessex (LNR)
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Date of Declaration: 07/11/2007 Declaring Authority: Bournemouth Borough Council
Area (Ha): 8.68 Grid Reference: SZ 125 913
Owned By:  Bournemouth Borough Council Managed By:  Bournemouth Borough Council
Location: The reserve is situated along a stretch of cliff top, from Boscombe Chine Gardens in the west to Grange Road. BH5 1LN
How to get there: Please check how to get to the LNR e.g. Using Traveline Traveline website or phone 0871 200 22 33 (chargeable call)

Boscombe Overcliffe Drive (Bournemouth sea front ) off the main A35 Christchurch Road.
Train: Christchurch Station

Visitor facilities: We advise you to check information about the current visitor facilities before you go to the LNR e.g. through the local authority or managing body's website.

What to see: The areas between the road and the cliffs are a mixture of grassland and scrub, and are home to several rare species of plants and animals. The gorse scrub provides nesting sites for stonechats, greenfinches and the rare Dartford warbler, and kestrels are often seen hunting along the cliffs. Butterflies are a feature in the summer, including the common blue, and continental visitors such as the painted lady and clouded yellow. The bee wolf, a type of wasp, which feeds on honey bees, can sometimes be seen carrying its prey into the small nest holes it excavates in the ground

Volunteer and 'Friends': For information about volunteering and 'Friends' groups, please contact the manager and see teh local authority or managing body's website.
Contact the local authority or owner of the LNR for further information - e.g. through the Local authority website.

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