Hills and valley

Melbury Downs. Photo: Lawrie de Whalley

The downs have open access, marvellous views and plenty of wildlife to admire.

For more info visit: Official Melbury Down website

Habitat and features

Flowery downland with slope

What to see


Find the best Dorset sites for individual butterflies on our Species profile pages.

Photo gallery

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