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Beacon Hill Wood

A Woodland Trust wood
Shepton Mallet

Beacon Hill Wood

Size:
17.22 ha (42.55 acres)
Grid ref:
ST639459
OS map sheets:
Explorer 142
OS Landranger 183
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Wood map

Features and attractions

  • Parking less than 500m away
  • Information on site
  • Good views
  • Mixed woodland
  • Well worth a visit
  • Bluebells
  • Ancient woodland – more than 400 years old
  • Spring colour
  • Autumn colour
  • Free car parking at site

Beacon Hill Wood is a beech and Scots pine woodland situated on a prominent ridge at the eastern end of the Mendip Hills.  The stunning scenery and range of archaeological features make this a fascinating wood to visit, Bronze Age burial mounds, old quarry pits, Roman Roads and a central circular earth bank with a single standing stone are just some of the features to look out for. Springs, ponds, gullies, rides and glades add to the unique landscape and lower parts of the wood are carpeted with bluebells in Spring.