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Fontmell Down



Fontmell down can be easily found on the just a few miles south of Shaftesbury on Spread eagle Hill between Blandford Forum and Shaftesbury. 863 feet above sea level with amazing views across Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire. This is definitely a good place for long views and to blow the cobwebs away.

Parking is very easy with a national trust car park just off the road and easy to find. If you prefer the walk then there are good walks to be had from shatesbury or Compton Abbas around Fontmell down and it's neighbor melbury down.
texlahoma Posted by texlahoma
29th June 2012ce

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This placename always fascinated me. If I recall correctly it means something like "great spring by the hill". Really ought to research that as it's not a million miles from me! :) goffik Posted by goffik
2nd July 2012ce
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