We’ve been told about the Isle of Purbeck on many occasions and now have the perfect opportunity to visit this picturesque part of the Great Britain.
We are planning on staying in Studland village and chose this location because it is close to the East-facing Studland Bay; a long curved sandy beach of 4.0 km backed by dunes and heathland.
The Bay at Studland is protected from the prevailing south-westerly winds and storms by Ballard Down, as well as Handfast Point and the chalk headland, which separates Studland and Swanage Bay to the South. This curved bay has the perfect conditions for fresh coastal air capture.
It’s not just the beach that is of interest for us for capturing the freshest coastal winds but also the heathlands and nature reserve. As the beach and dues are also owned by the National Trust, we’re particularly interested in the freshwater lake situated within Studland Heath and known as “Little Sea” which was naturally cut-off from the sea by the natural development of the dunes and is a particular haven for birds and wildlife.
We have obtained special permission to set up our air capture equipment as the sun rises over “Little Sea” to measure and collect the freshest air from this natural and unspoiled area.
The Studland and Godlingston Heath National Nature reserve is, according to Wikipedia, on English Nature’s list of ‘Spotlight Reserves’ being one of 31 of the most important reserves in England. Plus is has the title of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, AONB, and is additionally a Site of Special Scientific Interest, as part of the Purbeck Heritage Coast being the Gateway to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site, which you may recall we visited on our Air Capture last August.
We are so very pleased to visit this beautiful area and have chosen this time of year to ensure the area is unpopulated. We plan to have our Studland Bay bottles in our Shop in late April.