Fontmell and Melbury Downs walking trails

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.

Close up of poppies against green grassland at Fontmell Downs

Fontmell Down walk

A short walk that takes in the cross dyke and chalk downland wildlife on Fontmell Down

A view of a field of grass at the Fontmell Downs near Shaftesbury Dorset

Compton Down walk

Enjoy the views over the Blackmore Vale and discover the Second World War history of Compton Down on this 1.4 mile walk.

The view looking north towards Shaftesbury from Melbury Hill

Melbury Beacon walk

Feel like you're on top of the world with the spectacular 360 degree views from Melbury Beacon.