Somerset-Dorset in United Kingdom and Ireland Posted April 23, 2007 · Edited April 23, 2007 by ryme-intrinseca I'd disagree there! Actually, in Dorset, which in the south is predominantly lowland heathland, adders are remarkably common, I saw four last week alone! This time of year they are still a bit sleepy and are basking on sandy paths on the heathland. About 10 days ago a child was hospitalised after being bitten at Studland. I've seen adders too, I put warnings on most of my cache pages, and I'm glad I did because of this log (also in Studland, but possibly a harmless grass snake this time). Having said that, I wouldn't let fear of adders put you off hunting, just be careful when you lift the cache out!