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Woolland Hill

This important site contains one of Dorset's largest fragments of chalk heath.

This rare habitat enables acid loving plants such as heather and Tormentil to grow in an otherwise alkaline area. Its designation as a Site of Nature Conservation Interest highlights the area's value. The site also offers superb views across seven counties. The Wessex Ridgeway, that runs along the road in front of the site entrance, provides access to the wider countryside.

Nearest TownBlandford
Look out for

Harebell, heather and Stonechats

HabitatsChalk heath and scrub
Site designations

Site of Nature Conservation Interest and Local Nature Reserve

Nearest bus stopPark View, Woolland - information about bus services
Nearest train stationGillingham (14 miles) - information about train services

Grid reference

ST 783 058
Size4.4 hectares
ParkingUp to five cars
AccessibilityLimited wheelchair access
Other activities in areaWessex Ridgeway
OwnerPrivate landowner and leased to North Dorset District Council
Managed byDorset County Council (Area Greenspace Management Team - West)

How to get there

Above Woolland village beside the road between Belchalwell and Bulbarrow Hill, at the Bulbarrow Hill end.

  1. Bell heather
  1. Bell heather
  2. Woolland Hill


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