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The Blue Pool
The Isle of Purbeck certainly has an X-factor and its never more present than at the Blue Pool.

This area of Dorset was also an industrial area, mined for its high quality clay used to manufacture pipes and china.

As the pits declined and eventually closed (although some remain), their cavities began to naturally fill with water - draining in or from rain.

The minerals in the sandy soil react with the sunlight and create a magical scene where the water appears to turn blue. 

It's best viewed on a cloudy day where the sun doesn't reflect too harshly against the surface.  The owners of the Blue Pool have developed the area from the 1930s and built a beautiful tea room where visitors can enjoy the peaceful surroundings, disturbed only by the occasional scurry of a squirrel.