Towns and Villages


Deer at Arne nature reserveArea Information
Arne is situated on the northern edge of the Isle of Purbeck next to Poole Harbour. The area around Arne is a nature reserve controlled by the RSPB and is home to many rare birds. The village was evacuated in World War 2 when it was used by the Royal Navy as a decoy site. Most of the buildings in the village have been built since the Second World War, the only older building being the small 13th century church of St. Nicholas.

Getting There
Arne can be reached from the B3075 via Stoborough.

Wildlife and Walks
The area around Arne is a RSPB nature reserve and is popular with walkers and bird watchers.

The RSPB website has further information regarding the nature reserve at

Further details for events in and around Arne are on our events diary.

Click to view Fox at Heartland Moor - Ref: 1393
Click to view Squirrel  - Ref: 1394
Click to view Deer at Arne - Ref: 1530
Click to view Arne Nature Reserve - Ref: 1597
Click to view Deer at Arne - Ref: 955
Click to view Poole Harbour and Arne Nature Reserve - Ref: 1804



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