countryside around Kingcombe is a window into an earlier time before modern farming.
It boasts small fields, ancient grassland and areas of bog.
The nature reserve
comprises over 100 hectares of unimproved grassland with ancient hedgerows, areas
of scrub and mature trees.
Spring is when plants burst into growth and the first
flowers bloom. Grasslands are a great place to see this natural spectacle.
- Visit spring meadows and enjoy wild walks with unprecedented
displays of wild flowers.
- Visitor Guide
Meadows nature reserve, Toller Porcorum, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 0EQ.
Henley Farm, Buckland Newton Dorchester, Dorset.
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Old Henley Farm - 01300 345293
Wildlife Trust - firstname.lastname@example.org
watching at Old Henley Farm.
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Talks and walks. Wild flower spotting. Nature watching.
Walking shoes. Binoculars
for bird watching.
Kingcombe Meadows visitor
centre. Guided walks. Dormouse talks and walks.
Old Henley Farm near
Buckland Newton, north of Dorchester, offers Badger watching from a hide. Visit
for more information.
friendly paths to the river, the bird-hide, the pond and dipping platform, the
livestock barn, and the vegetable garden.
Induction loop system
for hard of hearing visitors.
Take the Dorchester-Crewkerne
road (A356) to Toller Porcorum and turn right in the village. Follow the signs
to The Kingcombe Centre along Kingcombe Road, 1 mile to Lower Kingcombe. The Centre
is located on your right after the Dorset Wildlife Trust.
parking space for cars and minibuses.
Nearest station - Maiden Newton
(Bristol to Weymouth line) and then take a bus to the Centre. The Centre can usually
arrange to meet you at one of the stations - ask well in advance.
on activities - some charges for residential courses.
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