Fontmell and Melbury Downs

Open expanses of flowery downland and far-reaching views

Fontmell and Melbury Downs

Things to see and do

A marsh fritillary butterfly close up

Springtime at Fontmell & Melbury Downs 

Discover the highlights of Fontmell and Melbury Downs in the spring, when butterflies arrive and wildflowers start to appear in the grassland.

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.