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Purbeck’s Blue pool Dorset’s hidden gem

Up the road from Corfe Castle, off the A31, is the scenic Dorset gem the Blue Pool at Furzebrook which every year attracts thousands of visitors.

The pool is set in a clay bowl in the Purbeck hills. The pool is known for its often turquoise colour, this is due to the clay held in suspension in the water which diffracts the light in the pool. The pool itself was designated a site of special scientific interest in 1985

While the pool itself is the main attraction the pool is surrounded by some of the best countryside that rural Dorset has to offer. There are a variety of walking routes around the pool and the various heathland and gorse attract a plethora of wildlife, including squirrels, deer and rabbits which makes it a great attraction for nature lovers in particular bird watchers looking for Purbeck rarities.

The pool also has a well stocked café, museum (the area has a long tradition of clay mining) and visitor shop – open for most of the year and further details check out

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