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Ridgeway Hill and Steeple Hill

Ridgeway Hill and Steeple Hill

Visiting Information: 
Location Map: 

The blue pin mark the approximate centre of the reserve, the yellow pin(s) mark the approximate locations of parking places that enable you to access the reserve.

Nearby Sites: 

These are sites near to the one you selected. Distances given are VERY approximate! Click any photograph to go to the full details of that site.

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    A superb Dorset Wildlife Trust woodland reserve in the heart of the Isle of Purbeck.


     

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    A Dorset Wildlife Trust reserve high on the Purbeck Ridge with superb views, chalk grassland and lovely wooded escarpment


     

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    A corner of Stoborough Heath National Nature Reserve; heathland managed for reptiles. There is also a large pond, the remains of clay extraction.


     

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    A corner of a much wider area of national nature reserve known as Stoborough Heath and which includes the lovely Green Pool.


     

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    The Purbeck Ridge continues west from Corfe Castle as West Hill and then becomes Knowle Hill as you pass Church Knowle.


     

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    Undisturbed chalk grassland and adjacent river with a wide array of flowers and grasses


     

  • Approximate Distance: 3 miles

    An abandoned ball clay pit which produces the lovely blue colouring of the water that makes this place famous


     

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    Part of the much larger Stoborough Heath national nature reserve. It is predominantly wet heathland and has very few well made paths.


     

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    The highest point of the Purbeck cliffs; wonderful views but the 'head' itself is disappointing being just the corner of some improved grazing pasture!


     

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    An extensive area of undisturbed grassland south of Corfe Castle with an outstanding display of flowers.


     

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    A generally wet heath and boggy area with a higher ridge through the centre.


     

     

  • Approximate Distance: 4 miles approx

    A national marine nature reserve but I restrict my activities to the dry land and the species to be found on the nearby cliffs.


     

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    The Purbeck Ridge from Whiteways car park west to Flowerdown Iron Age Fort lies within the army ranges and therefore access is limited to when the range walks are open.


     

  • Approximate Distance: 4 miles approx

    The village taken from its inhabitants during the war for training troops. Open at weekends and the start of wonderful walks on the Purbeck coast.