An important site containing one of Dorset's largest fragments of chalk heath.
Woolland Hill is an important site for wildlife, with one of the largest remaining fragments of chalk heath in Dorset. 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.
Grid reference: ST 783 058
Size: 10.87 acres/4.4ha
Look out for: Harebell, Heather and Stonechat
Habitat: Chalk heathland and scrub
Owner: Private landowner and leased to North Dorset District Council
Managed by: Dorset Countryside
Bus: Park View, Woolland
Nearest train: Gillingham (14 miles)
Parking: Parking available for five cars
Access: Limited wheelchair access
How to get there
Above Woolland village beside the road between Belchalwell and Bulbarrow Hill, at the Bulbarrow Hill end.