Melbury Beacon and Fontmell Down


You can park at the National Trust car park, near Compton Abbas Airfield on Spread Eagle Hill to explore either Melbury Beacon or Fontmell Down (or both).

The views from Melbury Beacon are stunning and at Fontmell Down you can spot orchids, moths, bugs, birds and butterflies depending on the time of year. This chalk downland site is an internationally important habitat.

Fontmell Down is managed by the Dorset Wildlife Trust – for more information click here.