Blandford Forest

Blandford Forest is a scattered area of woodland centred to the northwest of the town of Blandford Forum in North Dorset.[1]

Blandford Forest
Map showing the location of Blandford Forest
Map showing the location of Blandford Forest
LocationDorset, Dorset Downs, North Dorset, England
OS gridST833068
Coordinates50°51′40″N 2°14′17″W / 50.861°N 2.238°W / 50.861; -2.238Coordinates: 50°51′40″N 2°14′17″W / 50.861°N 2.238°W / 50.861; -2.238
Elevation147.4 m


According to the Forestry Commission, Blandford Forest comprises a number of scattered woodlands around the village of Winterborne Stickland, including Whatcombe Wood and France Down.[2][3]


The Forest has one scheduled archaeological site: the ancient earthwork of Crossdyke on Okeford Hill near Shillingstone.[3]


  1. ^ OS Explorer May 117: Cerne Abbas & Bere Regis.
  2. ^ The Forestry Commission article states that the woodlands comprising the forest are "within a 1km radius of the village of Winterborne Stickland", but this is clearly wrong as there are no significant woods within that circle and some of the woods mentioned are up to 6 km away. More likely it means within a 10km radius.
  3. ^ a b Blandford Forest at Retrieved 24 Feb 2018.