Badbury Rings

Well known iron age hill fort on the Kingston Lacy Estate

Badbury RingsThis site consists of a number of concentric rings of earth works. The warm hollows provide a good butterfly habitat.

Site Details


Wimborne - East Dorset


Butterfly species include

  • Dingy and Grizzled skippers (low numbers)
  • Brimstone
  • Small Blue - low numbers as yet, but increasing
  • Common Blue
  • Chalkhill Blue
  • Marbled White (pictured right)
  • Meadow Brown
  • Ringlet
  • Small Heath
Marbled White
Moth species -  
Other species A rich site botanically, especially for orchids.  
Habitat type/ features

Chalk downland.

Badbury Rings


Entrance at Grid Ref ST 957/028. On the B3082 Wimborne to Blandford Road. Well signed.

Owned by National Trust.