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Broomy Pond Burley Heath Cadnam Common


Burley Heath is a large and relatively quiet area in the south of the New Forest, although Burbush Car Park has recently had a tendency to become overcrowded with cyclists during peak season and weekends, so an early arrival is recommended to guarantee a place.

From here you can walk SE to Whitten Pond, preferably following the feeder channel to the north. This is one of the few places in the forest where you can see Brown Hawkers in season.

To the east of the car park you will find Burbush Pond and Long Pond both excellent sites for Emerald and Small Red Damselflies. There are also some seasonal pools to the south of the old railway while the railway itself is a prime spot for Small Red..
Key Species
Southern Hawker Brown Hawker Moorland Hawker Migrant Hawker Emperor
Downy Emerald Black Darter Common Darter Broad-bodied Chaser Four-spotted Chaser
Black-tailed Skimmer Keeled Skimmer Small Red Azure Common Blue
Red-eyed Blue-tailed Large Red Emerald
Nearby Facilities
Parking Toilets Pub Shop
Fuel Railway Bus Stop Campsite

Broomy Pond Index Cadnam Common
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