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Fontmell Down Nature Reserve

Fontmell Down Nature Reserve

Spread Eagle Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 0DT

Car park used by day to access the local nature reserve and by night offers fantastic panoramic views of the skies above.  The location is an officially recognised Dark Sky Discovery Site in the Cranbourne Chase Dark Sky Reserve.


Fontmell Down Nature Reserve is a Go Stargazing Site. The location has been identified by the Go Stargazing team as a good location for stargazing based on local light pollution levels, distance from nearby towns and cities and offers a safe place to park.

Location events organiser

Chasing Stars Cranborne Chase AONB

Chasing Stars Cranborne Chase AONB organises events at this location

Please contact Chasing Stars Cranborne Chase AONB directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location


Weather forecast

  • 22/05/22

    17° 1%
  • 22/05/22

    13° 5%
  • 23/05/22

    12° 9%
  • 23/05/22

    12° 12%

Weather forecast for Fontmell Magna (1.5 miles away) updated 22/05/22 at 12:00.





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