Luscombe Valley Nature Reserve is situated between Parkstone Golf Course and Shore Road at the Eastern edge of Poole Harbour and covers and area of about 10 acres. The main pedestrian access point is via a stile at Shore Road although access is also possible from Brudenell Avenue.
Luscombe Valley is barely above sea level - a man-made stream runs down the centre of the reserve from the Golf Course and drains into Poole Harbour after passing under Shore Road. The area consists of woodland with open areas mainly consisting of gorse, grassland, reeds, streams and ditches. There are also seasonal ponds containing freshwater which often dry up during the Summer.
There is a circular path around the reserve which crosses the stream over a wooden bridge to the North and an old metal bridge in the centre. The majority of visitors to Luscombe Valley are walkers (with and without dogs).
Ease of access for people with disabilities:
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