About Us

Nature Lovers

Explore this gem in the heart of the beautiful Purbecks.

Established in 1935 The Blue Pool Tearooms & Furzebrook Estate has been entertaining visitors for over 85 years!

Now under new ownership we are delighted to announce that The Blue Pool is open once again. It is our aim to take a respectful and sympathetic approach to this unique site of Special Scientific Interest. 

“Our cynical world has few surprises left, if you have never visited us before then prepare to be entranced. The deep waters of The Blue Pool offers a kaleidoscope of colour”. Jennifer Barnard – who dedicated her life to this magical site.

Some Cool Facts

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Nature Reserve...

We Love Nature

A nature reserve (also known as a natural reserve, wildlife refuge, wildlife sanctuary, biosphere reserve or bioreserve, natural or nature preserve, or nature conservation area), is a protected area of importance for flora, fauna, or features of geological or other special interest, which is reserved and managed for purposes of conservation and to provide special opportunities for study or research. They may be designated by government institutions in some countries, or by private landowners, such as charities and research institutions. Nature reserves fall into different IUCN categories depending on the level of protection afforded by local laws. Normally it is more strictly protected than a nature park. Various jurisdictions may use other terminology, such as ecological protection area or private protected area in legislation and in official titles of the reserves.

It Is a Gift

  • Reduce, reuse, and recycle. Cut down on what you throw away. Follow the three “R’s” to conserve natural resources and landfill space.
  • Volunteer. Volunteer for cleanups in your community. You can get involved in protecting your watershed, too.
  • Educate. When you further your own education, you can help others understand the importance and value of our natural resources.
  • Conserve water. The less water you use, the less runoff and wastewater that eventually end up in the ocean.
  • Choose sustainable. Learn how to make smart seafood choices at www.fishwatch.gov.
  • Shop wisely. Buy less plastic and bring a reusable shopping bag.
  • Use long-lasting light bulbs. Energy efficient light bulbs reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Also flip the light switch off when you leave the room!
  • Plant a tree. Trees provide food and oxygen. They help save energy, clean the air, and help combat climate change.
  • Don’t send chemicals into our waterways. Choose non-toxic chemicals in the home and office.
  • Bike more. Drive less.

It is our ambition to protect the wonderful ecology of this site.

More details coming soon...