Explore the Fontmell and Melbury Downs with these downloadable walking trails. You can choose either a 1 mile, a 1.4 mile or a 2.3 mile walk. All the walks boast incredible views of the surrounding countryside.
A short walk that takes in the cross dyke and chalk downland wildlife on Fontmell Down
Enjoy the views over the Blackmore Vale and discover the Second World War history of Compton Down on this 1.4 mile walk.
Feel like you're on top of the world with the spectacular 360 degree views from Melbury Beacon.
To protect ground nesting birds including skylark and meadow pipit, all dogs must be kept on short leads on Open Access Land from 1 March to 31 July. It does not affect Public Rights of Way.
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Juniper is already a rare plant in the South West, and now it is under threat from a root disease. Find out about our work to protect and reintroduce 20 common juniper trees at Compton Down in Dorset.