This is just one of over 200 reserves and wildlife hot-spots featured on the Nature of Dorset. Find out where this site is, what it is like and what you can see there below.
Amazing rugged beauty on a warm summers day and awesome in a gale - a must visit for everyone.
|Name of Location||Portland Bill|
|Highlights||Chalk grassland flora, Butterflies, Family outings, Migrating Birds, Views|
|Diversity||Average (100-150 species)|
|OS Map Reference||SY667685|
|No Significant Issues||Although no made paths if you keep to the defined routes you should not encounter any hazards||
This reserve does not have any significant issues that I identified on my visit but conditions can always change so be prepared for all eventualities.
|Cliff Edges||The cliffs are very high here so, obviously, take care near the edges||
Coastal reserves may often have steep cliffs down to the sea. Keep children under close control in such places and adults should not venture too near the edge either. The Coastguard service is excellent but don't depend on them to get you out of trouble. It is amazing how many rescues are carried out each year along the Dorset coast.
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.