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Hod Hill

Hod Hill

Visiting Information: 
Site Name Hod Hill
Facilities
  • Limited parking on site
  • No visitor facilities
  • Defined paths
Map Reference ST857107
Directions

Take the A350 from Blandford towards Shaftesbury. After passing through the village of Stourpaine you come to a sharp left hand bend. Shortly after turn left towards Child Okeford and on your left. Within 4/10th of a mile you will find a small car park on your left for Hod Hill. There is a steep climb to the top of the hill from here.

Location Map: 

The blue pin mark the approximate centre of the reserve, the yellow pin(s) mark the approximate locations of parking places that enable you to access the reserve.

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