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The Blue Pool

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The Blue Pool is a site of natural beauty which is set in 25 acres of tranquil heath, woodland and gorse. The site was once a clay pit where Purbeck Ball Clay was extracted but it is now flooded and has become a popular tourist attraction. Visitors can enjoy the ever changing mood of the pool which changes due to minute particles of clay that are suspended in the water. The mood of the pool can change through a spectrum of colours from cloudy grey to a beautiful metallic blue.


The vegetation supports deer, rabbits, badgers and grey squirrels. There are also rare birds, reptiles and amphibians.  Visitors may spot birds such as the Dartford Warbler or the Nightjar. Reptile lovers should keep an eye out for two endangered and protected species:- the green Sand Lizard and the smooth snake.

Things To Do There:

The Tearooms offer morning coffee, lunches and traditional cream teas with freshly baked scones. Locally sourced produce is used where possible and dietry needs are accommodated as far as possible.


Opening Times: 01 Mar to 30 Nov

09:30 - 17:00 (later in the summer)


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Contact Information:

(01929) 551 408


Furzebrook Road

Nr. Wareham


BH20 5AR

Further Information:

Wikipedia: The Blue Pool

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