This 15 hectare site is a great location to access the wider countryside and enjoy the fabulous views towards the north and west of the county and beyond.
Hilfield Hill is a flat semi natural grassland hilltop with a wooded slope. It is a perfect place to enjoy a picnic whilst enjoying the views. The grassland also has a small area of remnant chalk heath made up of heather and bilberry. The steep scarp slope is a mixed broadleaf woodland which is accessed via a permissive footpath. There is also a sculpture trail in the woods and a brass rubbing trail throughout the site.
|Nearest Town||Sherborne (10 miles)|
|Look out for||
Western Red Cedar, Sessile Oak, Common Spotted and Pyramidal Orchids, Birdsfoot Trefoil, Buzzards, Roe Deer and Duke of Burgundy butterflies
|Habitats||Grassland, remnant chalk heath, mixed woodland and forestry plantation|
|Grid reference||ST 636 041|
|Parking||On the site (restricted width of 2.2 metres)|
|Accessibility||Permissive Footpaths. No cycling or horse riding|
|Other activities in area|
|Managed by||Dorset Council (Area Greenspace Management Team - West)|
|How to get there||Located roughly half way along the road between Minterne Magna and Holywell. The A352 is to the east and the A37 to the west.|