Fontmell and Melbury Downs

Open expanses of flowery downland and far-reaching views

Fontmell and Melbury Downs

Things to see and do

Looking east across Spread Eagle Hill at the former radar installation

Winter at Fontmell and Melbury Downs 

Winter might be a quiet time at Fontmell and Melbury Downs but there is still plenty to see on your visit, says Ranger Clive Whitbourn.

A young collie dog sitting in the grass on Hambledon Hill

Dog walking at Fontmell and Melbury Downs 

Dogs are welcome if kept under control at all times and on a lead when sheep are grazing. Any limited restrictions will be notified by appropriate signs.

Fontmell and Melbury Downs

What's on

South west view of Fontmell Down

What's on 

We organise a small number of events here, including guided nature walks with the ranger. Why not come along and learn more about the wealth of wildlife that lives on the downs.