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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

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
IlminsterHerne Hill (LNR)ST 351 1391019yes
LoscombeNature Reserve (SSSI, DoWT)SY 50154 97903919yes
HilfieldHendover Coppice (DoWT)ST 63433 038101020yes
Chard(Canal) Reservoir (nature reserve)ST 338 0941120
Barrington HillMeadows (SSSI, NNR)ST 300 170BH21 4DZ1527yes
Trinity HillNature reserve, Wood, old Devon HedgesSY 304 9521629yes
BickenhallBoon's Copse (Neroche Forest) (SWT)ST 281 199TA3 5RS1729yes
Buckland St MaryDommet Wood (SWT)ST 278 139TA20 3JL1629yes
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, WoodsSY7269222135
Lyme RegisAxmouth to Lyme Regis undercliff (SSSI, NNR)SY 336 9201735yes
Otterhead LakesNature reserve, old disused gardenST 224 1411936yes
Bickham WoodNature reserve (SWT)ST 268 084TA20 3EB1836yes
Holway woods(DoWT)ST 63418 202111836yes
BiscombeBrimley Hill Mire (SWT)ST 175 131TA3 7PZ2238yes
Hilfield HillOpen access landST 637 0402539yes
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

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
Pucketts Wood(WT)ST 467 012612yes
WayfordWoods, LakeST 398064512yes
Evershot6½ mile walk, Melbury parkST 573 045812
OathillHigher Bere Chaple Farm Woods (WT)ST 404 057, 398 059713yes
Maiden NewtonR. Frome wet woodland walkSY 593 9791014
Lewesdon HillOpen access, wooded hill fort. Dorset's highest point (NT)ST 437 014614yes
Adam's GreenHibbitts Woods (DoWT)ST 54744 07583BA22 9SW614yes
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 9451321
FramptonHarry's Wood and Millennium GreenSY 619 9451321
YeovilNine Springs Country ParkST 555 1551122yes
Allington HillWood (WT)SY 459 933DT6 5DD1122yes
Wooton HillWood, ancient Devon hedgesSY 3545 9695 1226yes
Buckland St MaryDommet Wood (SWT)ST 278 139TA20 3JL1629yes
Wooton FitzpaineConegar Hill (WT)SY 379 9551429yes
BickenhallBoon's Copse (Neroche Forest) (SWT)ST 281 199TA3 5RS1729yes
Castle NerocheNorman Motte and Bailey, Forest (FC)ST 273 1561730yes
Black DownHardy monument (NT)SY 613 875DT2 9HD1930yes
Staple HillRuttersleigh woodland (SSSI)ST 250 1651932
Cadbury CastleHill fortST 628 2532334yes
Swell WoodRSPB Nature reserveST 363 2361735
Thorncombe WoodsNature Reserve, Hardy's cottage, WoodsSY7269222135
Adcombe WoodAncient woodland (WT SSSI)ST 225 174TA3 7DD2135yes
Holway woods(DoWT)ST 63418 202111836yes
Otterhead LakesNature reserve, old disused gardenST 224 141
TA3 7EE
1936yes
FolkeFolke Wood (old orchard) (WT)ST 658 1341936yes
Bickham WoodNature reserve (SWT)ST 268 084TA20 3EB1836yes
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
Durdle DoorNatural limestone archSY 805 804
[SY 811 804 600m]
3252
Badbury ringsHill fort, large, wooded. (NT)ST 964 030BH21 4DZ3956yes
Dancing LedgeOld coastal quarry. Rock pools and swimming.SY 998 769
[SY 997 784 1400m]
471 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
Hog CliffChalk downland (SSSI, NNR)ST 621 9761421yes
Lambert's CastleHill fort. (SSSI, NT)SY 370 9881021yes
Eggardon HillHill Fort (SSSI)SY 541 947
[SY 550 948 700m]
1322yes
Barrington HillMeadows (SSSI, NNR)ST 300 170BH21 4DZ1527yes
Staple HillRuttersleigh woodland (SSSI)ST 250 1651932
Lyme RegisAxmouth to Lyme Regis undercliff (SSSI, NNR)SY 336 9201735yes
Adcombe WoodAncient woodland (WT SSSI)ST 225 174TA3 7DD2135yes
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

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