The Blue Pool
The Blue Pool at Furzebrook constantly varies in colour. Very fine clay in suspension in the water diffracts light in different ways producing a spectrum of colour sometimes green sometimes turquoise.
Set in a deep clay bowl, steps lead down to the waters edge or up to views of the Purbeck Hills. The Pool is surrounded by 25 acres of heath woodland and gorse interlaced with sandy paths that seem to take you to another world. The Estate was declared a Site of Special Scientific Interest in 1985, due to the excellent protection it received well before global ecological damage became of public concern. So now, law protects the habitat of a variety of rare plants and animals.
The Pool is surrounded by twenty five acres of heathland, and is crossed by a network of sandy paths. There are steps down to the edge of the Pool, and on some paths around the Pool, but there is also a flat route around the Pool for the less energetic, which is suitable for wheelchairs. It is a place of peace and tranquillity, and the lush vegetation around the Pool is inhabited by squirrels, rabbits, badgers and deer. A visitor may also be lucky to spot a Dartford Warbler, dragonflies or a Green Sand Lizard.
There are benches all around the pool at strategic points, for people to just sit and rest, or to contemplate the ever-changing colour of the water in the pool. There are three play areas for children to play they can also hunt for model squirrels in the trees (parents get involved too!) when they have finished the hunt they can collect a certificate from the Museum. Come and marvel at the Wareham Bears. Over 200 miniature teddy bears have taken up residence and are waiting to show off their 15 room house as well as letting visiors discover how they spend their days.
Dogs are very welcome, but must be kept on a lead at all times. Neither dogs nor people should enter the water, it is not safe for bathing, Please remember to bring your wellies!
The Tea House, Museum,Shops and Plant Centre are open daily from 10 am.
Closing times vary in the summer.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult||£7.50 per ticket|
|Children under 16||Free|
|Seniors & Concessions||£6.50 per ticket|
Season Tickets Are Available
|Grounds Opening Dates (1 Mar 2020 - 31 Oct 2020)|
|Teahouse, Shops and Museum Opening Dates (31 Mar 2020 - 30 Oct 2020)|
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good145
- susieceesouthern englandTrip Type:CouplesDidn't visit due to rudenessMonday, 28th October 2019Wasn't able to use our vouchers for entry and cream tea due to illness and other reasons. Sent an email to them explaining this and hoped they'd extend the voucher to be able to use next spring. Got... Read full review
- Dorset TSwanage, United KingdomExpensiveWednesday, 30th October 2019A nice morning out lovely walk, but expensive to get in and expensive in the tearoom for refreshments. Read full review
- AlvaColoSalisbury, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyOasis of peaceThursday, 7th November 2019Visited in the middle of the week with the luck of having a sunny day and it was simply perfect. Nice and gentle walk around the lake with that bright water and relaxing and peaceful place. Read full review