Fontmell and Melbury Downs

Important notice -

Please note we are replacing our water trough system at Fontmell Down, which will help secure the future grazing of the downs and conserve their biodiversity for the future. The work will take place from 3 August, for approximately 4 weeks.

Open expanses of flowery downland and far-reaching views

Fontmell and Melbury Downs

Things to see and do

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

Fontmell and Melbury Downs

Get involved

A National Trust ranger sitting in long green grass with his collie dog, photographing wildflowers

We're looking for volunteer rangers 

We're looking for volunteer rangers in North Dorset and South Wiltshire to help Area Ranger Clive to manage and care for Fontmell and Melbury Downs, Hambledon Hill, Hod Hill and Win Green.