Pug's Hole - Talbot Heath, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
N 50° 43.737 W 001° 53.794
30U E 577876 N 5620264
Quick Description: An area of heathland and forest open to the public to explore.
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/23/2008 12:11:15 PM
Waymark Code: WM4RC4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member BarbershopDru
Views: 16

Long Description:
Bournemouth Borough Council describes the area:

'This area is believed to have been named after a smuggler called 'Pug' who is said to have hidden his goods here when the area was still heathland. The wood is a mix of coniferous and deciduous trees and attracts numerous birds through the year including woodpeckers, Nuthatches, Coal Tits and Goldcrests.'
Estimated size of the public land (in regional measurement standard: hectares, acres, kms, etc.): 25 acres

Is there a trail system?: Yes

If there is a trail system, please describe length, terrain, etc.:
There is a packed earth path all round and through the site covering about 2 kilometres.

What points of interest are there?:
Wildlife, overlooks and benches.

What activities are available?:
Hiking, bird watching, picnics.

List of known hazards (cliffs, snakes, poison plants, etc.):
Thorns, steep slopes

Dogs Allowed?: Yes

Is a permit/fee required?: No

Please supply the website of the land if available: [Web Link]

Hours of accessibility?: Not listed

If a permit/fee is required please describe in detail how to get one, how much, etc.: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Visitors are encouraged to supply a picture of either themselves or their GPS at the trailhead and/or signage of the public access lands - describe your experience there and what you saw - tell us why other folks should come visit!

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