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Blue Pool
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The Blue Pool in The Isle of Purbeck is a picturesque and serene location that offers visitors the opportunity to experience the beauty of nature in a unique and intimate way.

Located in the heart of the county of Dorset, the Blue Pool is a man-made pool that started life early in the 17th century as a chalk pit. Purbeck ball clay was dug from the pit from the mid-17th century to the early 20th century.

The ball clay was used to make fine ceramic products, such as smoking pipes, plates, cups and teapots. The pit was disused before the First World War, but ball clay is still extracted from other pits in the area.

The Blue Pool is a stunning example of the power of nature, with its crystal-clear waters and the surrounding lush green trees providing a serene and peaceful atmosphere. The pool is surrounded by a large woodland area, making it ideal for a relaxing stroll or a picnic with friends and family.

One of the most striking features of the Blue Pool is its distinctive blue colour, which is caused by minute particles of clay in colloidal suspension within the water, and on a sunny day, the blue colour of the water can be quite striking.

The Blue Pool is a popular destination for visitors of all ages, with something to offer for everyone. The nearby tea room serves a variety of light refreshments and meals, and there is a gift shop on site.

The Blue Pool is surrounded by 25 acres of grounds with sandy paths shaded by ancient oaks and woodland for you to enjoy.

The Blue Pool in Dorset is a must-see destination for anyone looking to experience the natural beauty of the UK. Whether you're looking for a peaceful stroll, a picnic with friends, or a chance to escape it all, the Blue Pool is the perfect destination.

The Blue Pool
Nature Reserve & Tearooms
Furzebrook Road,
BH20 5AR

01929 558150

Visit the website at bluepooltearooms.co.uk

Blue Pool

Blue Pool

Blue Pool

Blue Pool



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