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Baker's Arms Holiday Cottages

South Perrott, Dorset

This is an owners own site, run by Richard and Mary Torrens.

Places to visit - Nature reserves etc

These are arranged in order of travel times from our cottages.

For abbreviations and colour codes, see the page
Notes on lists of Places to visit in Dorset, Somerset and Devon

Contents, this page

Nature Reserves

PlaceFeatureMap RefPostcodeRoad
miles
Time
mins
Dog friendly
Crook HillOpen access. Wood (NT)ST 498 06525yes
Ryewater FarmNature reserve, SSSI ST 512 06436yes
CrewkerneBincombe Beeches (nature reserve)ST 443 10159yes
West Coker FenNature reserve (SWT)ST 503 138612yes
Kingcombe MeadowsWorking Farm, Nature reserve and centre (DoWT)SY 554 991814yes
South PoortonNature reserve (DoWT) ST 5102 97651018yes
LoscombeNature Reserve (SSSI, DoWT)SY 50154 97903919yes
IlminsterHerne Hill (LNR)ST 351 1391019yes
Chard(Canal) Reservoir (nature reserve)ST 338 0941120
HilfieldHendover Coppice (DoWT)ST 63433 038101020yes
Barrington HillMeadows (SSSI, NNR)ST 300 170BH21 4DZ1527yes
Buckland St MaryDommet Wood (SWT)ST 278 139TA20 3JL1629yes
BickenhallBoon's Copse (Neroche Forest) (SWT)ST 281 199TA3 5RS1729yes
Trinity HillNature reserve, Wood, old Devon HedgesSY 304 9521629yes
Yarty MoorYarty Moor (SWT)ST 235 1591730yes
BishopswoodJan Hobbs Nature reserve (SWT)ST 262 133TA20 3QG1630yes
BishopswoodBishopswood Meadows (SWT)ST 252 131TA20 3RZ1730yes
Swell WoodRSPB Nature reserveST 363 2361735
Thorncombe WoodsNature Reserve, Hardy's cottage, WoodsSY 7269222135
Lyme RegisAxmouth to Lyme Regis undercliff (SSSI, NNR)SY 336 9201735yes
Holway woods(DoWT)ST 63418 202111836yes
Otterhead LakesNature reserve, old disused gardenST 224 141
TA3 7EE
1936yes
Bickham WoodNature reserve (SWT)ST 268 084TA20 3EB1836yes
BiscombeBrimley Hill Mire (SWT)ST 175 131TA3 7PZ2238yes
Hilfield HillNature reserveST 637 040DT2 7BE1239yes
Woodland and wild flower meadows. Flat. Narrow entrance to car park.
Dumpton HillNature reserve: The Rough (DoWT)SY 178 0402340yes
WeymouthRadipole Lake RSPB reserveSY 675 8042641on lead. Pick up
HawkswoodWood (DvWT)SY 200 978
[SY 203 975]
2343yes
HemyockLickham Common (DvWT)ST 128 1222749yes
WarehamBlue PoolBH20 5AR3959
Nature reserve and tearoom: !! acres of woodland, heathland
Hambledon HillHill Fort (NNR)ST 845 126311 hrs 1yes
Studland BayBeach and heathlandBH19 3AQ 451 hrs 10
Shell Bay, probably the best beach in Dorset!.
PooleBrownsea IslandBH13 1HP451 hrs 12
Satnav is Poole Quay, for the ferry
BournemouthHengistbury HeadSZ 173 908 BH6 4EN541 hrs 29
Ferries to Christchurch, Tuckton. Beach, cafe. Well worth a visit.

Wild life

PlaceFeatureMap RefPostcodeRoad
miles
Time
mins
Dog friendly
Kingston MaurwardAnimal park and gardensSY 714 9102133gardens
AbbotsburySwannerySY 577 845DT3 4JG2134no
FerneAnimal SanctuaryST 275 0751434
Lyme RegisMarine Aquarium1735
Buckland NewtonBadger Watch DorsetST 695 043DT2 7BL1935no
WeymouthSea Lfe Adventure ParkDT4 7SX2641
WarehamMonkey WorldBH20 6HH3050
LongleatSafari ParkST 81 43BA12 7JS451 hrs 6No

Woods

PlaceFeatureMap RefPostcodeRoad
miles
Time
mins
Dog friendly
MostertonNightingale Farm (Wood)ST 451 05024yes
Bracketts CopiceDoWT. SSSI, ancient woodlandST 51380 07380BA22 9QU37yes
RoundhamMancombe wood (WT)ST 427 10249yes
Mancombe Wood(WT)ST 427 102512yes
Evershot6½ mile walk, Melbury parkST 573 045812
WayfordWoods, LakeST 398064512yes
Pucketts Wood(WT)ST 467 012612yes
OathillHigher Bere Chaple Farm Woods (WT)ST 404 057, 398 059713yes
Adam's GreenHibbitts Woods (DoWT)ST 54744 07583BA22 9SW614yes
Maiden NewtonR. Frome wet woodland walkSY 593 9791014
Lewesdon HillOpen access, wooded hill fort. Dorset's highest point (NT)ST 437 014614yes
Highest point in Dorset. An excellent wooded walk, but parking is difficult.
HookeHooke ParkSY 5245 0035DT8 3PH715
A bluebell wood. Nice walks. Some parking at map ref listed.
Hatherstone wood(WT)ST 526 127817yes
South PoortonBeningfield Wood (WT)ST 5180 97841018yes
Hardington MoorHatherstone Wood (WT)ST 526 127818yes
Little Norton WoodS. Somerset DC woodST 484 158819yes
FramptonTibbs HollowSY 619 9451321yes
FramptonHarry's Wood and Millennium GreenSY 619 9451321
Allington HillWood (WT)SY 459 933DT6 5DD1122yes
YeovilNine Springs Country ParkST 555 1551122yes
BridportAllington HillSY 457 9351223
Wooton HillWood, ancient Devon hedgesSY 3545 9695 1226yes
Buckland St MaryDommet Wood (SWT)ST 278 139TA20 3JL1629yes
BickenhallBoon's Copse (Neroche Forest) (SWT)ST 281 199TA3 5RS1729yes
Wooton FitzpaineConegar Hill (WT)SY 379 9551429yes
Black DownHardy monument (NT)SY 613 875DT2 9HY1930yes
Castle NerocheNorman Motte and Bailey, Forest (FC)ST 273 1561730yes
Good woodland walks
Staple HillRuttersleigh woodland (SSSI)ST 250 1651932
Cadbury CastleHill fortST 628 2532334yes
Flat-topped open hill fort with few trees.
Swell WoodRSPB Nature reserveST 363 2361735
Adcombe WoodAncient woodland (WT SSSI)ST 225 174TA3 7DD2135yes
Thorncombe WoodsNature Reserve, Hardy's cottage, WoodsSY 7269222135
FolkeFolke Wood (old orchard) (WT)ST 658 1341936yes
Holway woods(DoWT)ST 63418 202111836yes
Otterhead LakesNature reserve, old disused gardenST 224 141
TA3 7EE
1936yes
Bickham WoodNature reserve (SWT)ST 268 084TA20 3EB1836yes
Langdon HillWood (NT) and walk to Golden CapSY 413 9311336yes
Pine and Larch woodland. Good car park and walk to Golden Cap
Puddletown ForestWoodland (pine & mixed), heathland (FC)SY 74439 925342237yes
Nightingale FarmWoodST 451 0502338yes
OffwellWoods, lake, open access (FC)SY180 9942439yes
Aller and BeerWoods, ancient (SWT, SSSI)ST 404 305TA10 0RD2042yes
HawkswoodWood (DvWT)SY 200 978
[SY 203 975]
2343yes
BriantspuddleCulpeppers DishSY 814 9262844
Large conical sink hole. Car park nearby. Walks through pine forest and heathland.
PayhemburyHembury Hill FortST111031EX14 3LA2850
Durdle DoorNatural limestone archSY 805 804
[SY 811 804 600m]
3252
Duncliffe HillAncient woodlandST 825 2242955
Badbury RingsHill fort, large, wooded. (NT)ST 964 030BH21 4DZ3956yes
Spectacular hill fort. Via Wimborne or Blandford. Part of Kingston Lacy estate.
BroadclystAshclyst ForestEX5 3DT401 hrs 8
Dancing LedgeOld coastal quarry. Rock pools and swimming.SY 998 769
[SY 997 784 1400m]
BH19 3HG471 hrs 14yes

Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)

PlaceFeatureMap RefPostcodeRoad
miles
Time
mins
Dog friendly
Ryewater FarmNature reserve, SSSI ST 512 06436yes
Bracketts CopiceDoWT. SSSI, ancient woodlandST 51380 07380BA22 9QU37yes
PowerstockPowerstock common (DoWT, SSSI)SY 54688 973821017
Hardington MoorNature reserve (SSSI, NNR)ST 515 130818yes
LoscombeNature Reserve (SSSI, DoWT)SY 50154 97903919yes
Lambert's CastleHill fort. (SSSI, NT)SY 370 9881021yes
Large car park. One of the nicest hill-forts. Coney's Castle is within walking distance.
Hog CliffChalk downland (SSSI, NNR)ST 621 9761421yes
Barrington HillMeadows (SSSI, NNR)ST 300 170BH21 4DZ1527yes
Staple HillRuttersleigh woodland (SSSI)ST 250 1651932
Adcombe WoodAncient woodland (WT SSSI)ST 225 174TA3 7DD2135yes
Lyme RegisAxmouth to Lyme Regis undercliff (SSSI, NNR)SY 336 9201735yes
Prior's Park & Adcombe WoodPublic access. (SSSI)ST 225 170 2340yes
SmeatharpeSouthey and Gotley Moors open access (SSSI)ST 192 1102441
Aller HillGrassland (SSSI)ST 408 291TA10 0DD2042yes
Aller and BeerWoods, ancient (SWT, SSSI)ST 404 305TA10 0RD2042yes
Wookey HoleEbbor Gorge (SSSI, NNR)ST 531 4763559
WarehamBlue PoolBH20 5AR3959
Nature reserve and tearoom: !! acres of woodland, heathland

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