Black Hill and Turnerspuddle


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

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Site Details: 
Name of Location Black Hill and Turnerspuddle
Highlights Views
Facilities
  • Some parking nearby
  • No visitor facilities
  • Defined paths
OS Map Reference ST845936
Aspect Detail
Manager Open Access
Geology Poole Basin
Area Southern Dorset
Hazards for the less able: 
Hazard Commentsort descending Description
Bog and Myre Be careful if you go down in to the lower areas

Bog and myre on heaths can be lethal if you get stuck in them and often there is no help for miles around. On heathland it pays to keep to well made pathways and not to stray off into boggy areas. Never do this alone and always one person stay on firm ground. Helicopter rescues from such situations are not uncommon!

Rough Ground Be prepared for rough going if you leave the main paths

Nature reserves exist for the wildlife and plants that are found there and are not always visitor friendly, especially some smaller reserves. The ground on some reserves can be very rough going even when there are paths present and would not be passable by those who are less mobile.

Steep Slopes It can be a bit of a climb to the top from some directions

Escarpments and downland are often left unfarmed and so have a diversity of plant life and become designated as nature reserves to protect those species that are present. Steep slopes in such environments can be a struggle to climb and the risk of falling will always be present and special care is needed. 

More site photos (see also link below): 

This map shows the location of the reserve (purple marker) and access points to the reserve (yellow markers). You can use the Google map controls to zoom in get a more detailed idea of where it is and where to park. If you click on a marker more information about directions,  sat nav co-ordinates and parking will display.

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