The ideal starting point for exploring Fontmell and Melbury Down.

This disused lime quarry was turned into a walkers' car park and picnic area, principally for access to Dorset Wildlife Trust's Fontmell Down Reserve and the National Trust's Melbury Down.

Nearest Town Shaftesbury
Nearest bus stop Fontmell Magna
Nearest train station Gillingham (9 miles)
Grid reference ST 884 168
Size 0.14 hectares
Parking Up to three cars
Accessibility No wheelchair access to Fontmell Down
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Fontmell Down

Melbury Down

Owner Dorset Council
Managed by Dorset Council (Area Greenspace Management Team - North)
How go get there

Off the Blandford to Shaftesbury Higher Road (C13) turn towards Fontmell Magna on Mill Street, it is 230m on your left

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Senior Countryside Ranger - North Dorset

Name: Graham Stanley
Name: Graham Stanley
Tel: 01258 456970
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