Deer watching at Dawn on the Purbeck Heaths

Forestry England & National Trust presents…

‘Deer watching at Dawn’

Come and join in an early morning walk to carefully observe the Sika deer that roam around Godlingston Heath and Rempstone Forest.


The Purbeck Heaths are nationally and internationally important for rare and threatened wildlife. To ensure that the amazing diversity of wildlife that inhabits the heaths can not only survive but thrive, a partnership of the RSPB, National Trust, Natural England and Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are expanding the naturalised grazing system at National Trust’s Hartland Moor and Natural England’s Stoborough Heath to encompass RSPB Arne.

The project will create a “mini New Forest” in the area between Stoborough, Corfe Castle and Arne near Wareham, with cattle, ponies and pigs roaming across an area of 1370 ha at the heart of the Purbeck Heaths National Nature Reserve.

Observe and learn about the Silka Deer of Godlingstone Heath and Rempstone Forest in this early morning walk.

Please wear dull rustle-free clothing that is suitable for the weather conditions, and walking boots or soft wellingtons. Binoculars are also a very useful addition, and will enhance the experience greatly.

Full details can be found HERE

This is part of the Planet Purbeck Festival which takes place between 20-26th September and Purbeck Heaths Week.

Date and times

Accessibility and Location

Poor/Restricted access

Location & directions:
Godlingston Heath to Rempstone Forest. Meet on Ferry Road at the track to Greenlands Farm SZ 025 844

Prices and booking

This is a free event. To book onto this event please email: