Moors Valley Country Park is a
popular day out for tourists and locals alike and is usually
full of screaming kids, but if that doesn't put you off the park has lakes and ponds
with a good selection of dragonflies. Red-eyd Damselflies are
numorous around the main lake, espeially in the fishing
stands. At the far end of the lake the path crosses the infant
Moors River, ideal for Demoiselles and Golden-ringed.
If you wish to avoid the crowds
and don't want to pay a parking fee I suggest entering the area from the
Verwood side. There is free
parking along the Ringwood to Verwood Road..
Follow the track due south and take the second path through the woods on
the right whcih leads down to a wide boggy area with several small pools.
This is an excellent site for Black Darters and Common Emerald. The forest rides are also excellent
for patrolling hawkers late in the season.