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A high ridge west of Bere Regis with a fairly steep climb to get to the top. Predominantly gorse and heather sandwiched between agricultural land


 

Black Hill and Turnerspuddle: take me back to the black hill

Post date: Saturday, 11 October, 2014 - 18:53

Black Hill is a ridge to the west of Bere Regis with a fairly steep climb to get to the top of it. It is predominantly gorse and heather sandwiched between agricultural land, mostly rough pasture. You can see for miles across Dorset from the top.

You can approach Black Hill via a footpath from the centre of Bere Regis and from a footpath to the south of Bere Regis at the junction of the road to Briantspuddle although parking is difficult here. My preferred access is from Turnerspuddle where there is limited parking by the church but this is not a busy spot so I have never had a problem during the week. From Turnerspuddle there are various routes up to Black Hill that provide alternative habitat types and make for a more interesting walk.

The main path on the ridge itself is well made but in winter suffers from puddling and becomes very muddy thanks to four wheel drive vehicles, mountain bikes and horse riding! That said, it is not a busy place at all, popular mainly with locals for walking. 


 

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