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Duncliffe Wood

  • A Woodland Trust wood
  • Stour Row, Shaftesbury
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Features & activities

  • Broadleaved woodland
  • Information on site
  • Way marked trail
  • Ancient trees on site
  • Good views
  • Special wildlife interest
  • Well worth a visit
  • Bluebells
  • Spring colour
  • Free car parking at site

Please note essential maintenance work is currently being carried out at Duncliffe Wood, restricting access. The main central access path and the northern part of the Wood is closed. The majority of the southern part of the site remains open, and is accessible using the public right of way network.

Due to the presence of livestock in surrounding fields, please ensure all gates are kept securely shut. Restrictions are anticipated to be in place until mid / late June.

Duncliffe car park will be closed for essential car park works from the June 4, 2018. We request that visitors do not block the road during these works and we expect the work to take seven days.

Duncliffe Wood is a large (93ha) woodland which stretches over the double summits of Duncliffe Hill like a saddle as they rise out of Blackmoor Vale.

Lying 4.8km (3 miles) west of Shaftesbury, its prominent setting ensures it can be seen for miles around.  The surrounding landscape is characterised by sweeping valleys and rounded hills with a dominance of woodland on the scarp faces. The site is well known locally for its spectacular spring display of bluebells - but due to its location there are some steep paths in places.

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