Pay-and-display car park, open dawn till dusk. Free for members; scan your membership card for an all-day ticket. Charges for non-members: £1 an hour, £3 all day.
Please keep your dog on a lead between late February and August as there are ground-nesting birds such as lapwings at Badbury. Be aware of grazing livestock; pregnant sheep are often so stressed by dogs running loose that they can abort their young. Dog poo can cause serious harm to livestock, so please pick up and dispose of your dog's poo safely.
Undulating and uneven ground which is steep in places. No toilets. Car park fee for non-members.
The paths and fields around Badbury Rings are great for dog walkers. Find out the best places to walk, plus where and why to keep dogs on the lead or under control.
One of Dorset's finest Iron Age hillforts, now home to protected wildlife such as ground-nesting birds and orchids.
Families and dog walkers regularly head to Badbury Rings to explore the ancient Iron Age hillfort, while also enjoying the avenue of beech trees and views of the Dorset countryside.
An eye-catching thatched cottage on the Kingston Lacy estate, where you’ll find miles of footpaths through lush rolling countryside waiting to be explored.
A peaceful site surrounded by grassland and ancient trees on the Kingston Lacy estate, a short stroll from the house and gardens.
A picture-perfect thatch cottage with modern rustic interiors, close to Poole Harbour.
A charming, rustic conversion, this holiday cottage has wonky beams and countryside views.
A cosy cottage attached to the larger farmhouse, with views of open heath and woodland.
Remnants of the Celtic hillfort can be seen today at this peaceful slice of Dorset countryside with sweeping views and good walking trails to explore and enjoy.
Wildlife at Badbury Rings
As one of only a few chalk downlands in Dorset, Badbury Rings is a haven for many species of wild orchid, butterflies, birds and much more. Discover what to look out for this season as well as some of the work that we're doing to give nature a helping hand.