Thorncombe Woods

Thorncombe Woods is a magical pocket of mixed woodland that gives way to Black Heath and Rushy Pond, famed for inspiring the work of Thomas Hardy. The 26 hectare mixed woodland and heath site has a great diversity of trees including mature oaks, sweet chestnut and beech. It also boasts a small hazel coppice, home to the much loved dormouse. Running through the site is a well preserved Roman road. This Scheduled Ancient Monument, would have stretched from Dorchester to Badbury Rings. There are a lots of paths to explore both the site and further afield using the local rights of way to Puddletown Forest and Dorchester.

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Thorncombe Woods
Higher Bockhampton
Dorchester
Dorset
Postcode
DT2 8QH
Locality
West Dorset

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Address: Thorncombe Woods  Higher Bockhampton  Dorchester  Dorset