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Twilight at Arne

Along the western edge of Poole Harbour lie tracts of lowland heath, salt-marsh and forest that are internationally important for their migratory populations of wading birds and wildfowl, protected and managed as a nature reserve by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

With the ending of daylight saving time in the final week of October the time of sunset moves forward to late afternoon. This gallery captures some of the changing tones of light that can be experienced in the October / November twilight between 16:30 and 17:30 on this quiet – almost deserted – peninsula.

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In the top row of pictures:

  • View south-westwards over Coombe Heath, Corfe Castle in the distance (picture)
  • Herds of Sika and Roe deer roam freely across the heath and through the forests (picture)
  • On the lookout SY983883 (picture)
  • The last rays of the sun silhouette trees dotted across the heath (picture)

In the bottom row of pictures:

  • View across Wych Channel to the landing stage on Round Island SY986876 (picture)
  • Moored in Wych Channel, Brownsea Island in the distance on the left, Furzey Island in the distance on the right (picture)
  • Wych Channel and Round Island lit by the last glimmer of twilight (picture)
  • View across the reed beds of Middlebere towards the Isle of Purbeck (picture)

For more about Arne, the RSPB and the heathland refer to the main Arne and Middlebere gallery. See also: Canford Heath and Holt Heath

Nearby locations that also feature in galleries on this site:

directionStudland Bay, Poole Harbour, Brownsea Island

directionCorfe Castle


Other sites on the web

The Dorset Page:   Arne – local information and links to further resources on the web

Maps of the area on streetmap.co.uk:   1:50,000 – detail, 1:250,000 – locality and route to get there

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The pictures of Twilight at Arne in this gallery were captured at medium resolution.
This is images of dorset stock photography gallery 099
All photographs copyright © 1998–2003 John Allen

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