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Dorset

Fontmell and Melbury Downs

Open expanses of flowery downland and far-reaching views

Near Shaftesbury, Dorset

View out across the fields at Compton Down at Fontmell and Melbury Downs, Dorset

Planning your visit

Dog on a lead at Nostell Priory in West Yorkshire
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Visiting Fontmell Down with your dog 

Find out where you can walk your dog on Fontwell Down, an area of natural beauty with views across Blackmore Vale, and the things to be aware of when you visit.

A small child is adding the finishing touches to a den at Fontmell and Melbury Downs, Dorset
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Learning at Fontmell Down: The Forest School 

The Forest School at Fontmell Down is a private woodland hired out exclusively for the use of schools and community groups. Find out more about the learning experience on offer.

Visitors descending a path through the Rock Garden at Cragside, Northumberland

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