Arne is the RSPB’s flagship heathland site, with a vast expanse of open heathland and old oak woodland, and a variety of special wildlife to see including dragonflies, sand lizards, ospreys, Dartford warblers and nightjars. Poole Harbour is next to the reserve, home to winter waders and wildfowl, including the largest wintering population of avocets in the UK.

There are a range of trails – most suitable for the Tramper – for you to explore the diverse range of habitats (information will be provided when hiring as to where it is safe to take the Tramper). There is plenty to see all year round, with beautiful views across Poole Harbour, Corfe Castle,  and the Purbeck Hills.

Hiring a Tramper at RSPB Arne
There are 2 Trampers to hire at RSPB Arne. Advance booking recommended, particularly for first time users who will need to be taken through the membership process.

The best method of reserving your Tramper is via the online booking service – (click on ‘Tramper Hire’ at top to book day and time slot)

Hire fee – £2.50 per hour for non-RSPB members, £2 per hour for RSPB members

Contact details

Address Wareham, Dorset BH20 5BJ
Telephone 01929553360

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Key information

2 Trampers Available


Information Centre

Dogs Welcome

Accessible Parking

Accessible Toilet(s)

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By Road – From Wareham town centre, head south over the causeway to Stoborough. Arne is signposted from here – the car park is located at the beginning of the village. Car park opens at 8:30 am and is locked at dusk.