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Keyhaven Latchmore Brook
Grid Reference SU 18547 12562
Linford Bottom

Latchmore Brook flows between Fritham in the heart of the forest to the River Avon in the west and is best approached from the Ogdens Car Park. It is a popular spot for dog walkers and picnickers during high season but there are plenty of opportunities to avoid the crowds by exploring the feeder streams to the north of the main flow where the majority of dragonfly fauna can be found.

The stream itself is superb for Beautiful Demoiselles and Golden-ringed dragonflies while the peat bogs and flows to the north are good for Keeled Skimmers, Small Red, Southern and the rare Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly.
Key Species
Southern Hawker Migrant Hawker Emperor Golden-ringed Dragonfly Downy Emerald
Common Darter Broad-bodied Chaser Four-spotted Chaser Keeled Skimmer Beautiful Demoiselle
Small Red Damselfly Southern Damselfly Azure Damselfly Common Blue Damselfly Blue-tailed Damselfly
Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly Large Red Damselfly Emerald Damselfly
Nearby Facilities
Parking Toilets Pub Shop
Fuel Railway Bus Stop Campsite
Keyhaven Index Linford Bottom

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