Things to see & do

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What's on

Join our ranger on a walk or wildlife hunt to discover what makes this place so special. Visit the Events page for details of upcoming events.

Winter walking

Crisp winter days reward walkers with far reaching views. Why not download our Fontmell and Melbury Downs wildlife walk? The wildlife highlights will be scarce at this time of year but you'll have panoramic views of the Blackmore Vale.

Don't miss

  • A great location for butterflies, moths and glow-worms
  • The chalk grassland and scrub habitats with many orchids
  • The far reaching views across the Blackmore Vale with Mendips beyond
  • Our wildlife hunts and other events
Get ready for a 50 things adventure in the crisp winter air © National Trust

Get ready for a 50 things adventure in the crisp winter air

50 things to do before you're 11¾

You can tick off quite a few of the 50 things to do before you're11¾ challenges here. Are you ready for the challenge this winter? Our Area Ranger Clive Whitbourn has put together a list of the best 50 things activities to do in North West Dorset this season.