Portland Bill

Amazing rugged beauty on a warm summers day and awesome in a gale - a must visit for everyone.


Portland Bill: a walk on the wild side

Site Details: 
Name of Location Portland Bill
Highlights Chalk grassland flora, Butterflies, Family outings, Migrating Birds, Views
  • Ample parking on site
  • Charge for parking
  • Cafe on site
  • Toilets on site
  • Picnic area
  • Defined paths
OS Map Reference SY667685
Aspect Detail
Area Western Dorset
Manager Open Access
Geology Limestone
Hazards for the less able: 
Hazard Commentsort ascending Description
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. 

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. 

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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