Win Green Hill
Climb to the highest point in the Cranborne Chase AONB and enjoy wonderful views over Shaftesbury, Salisbury Plain, Glastonbury Tor, the Mendips, the Quantocks, the Purbecks and the south coast.
There is a National Trust car park near the hill summit. You can park here and follow footpaths up to the 277 metres (909 ft) high point and enjoy the panoramic views over the beautiful surrounding coutryside. The summit has a distinctive look with a clump of beech trees growing on a Bronze Age bowl barrow. In the summer months you will find many interesting plants and flowers on the rich downland of the hill. There's also a handy toposcope which details all the landmarks you can see from the summit.
You could extend your walk by continuing south along the Wessex Ridgeway to Tollard Royal via Ashcombe Bottom. As an alternative you could start the walk from the village of Tollard Royal and visit the hill from there. Also just to the west you will find Fontmell and Melbury Downs nature reserve where there's fine views and interesting flora and fauna.
PostcodeSP7 0ES - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Win Green Hill Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Win Green Hill Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Win Green Hill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Win Green Hill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
There's a couple of fine options for post walk refreshments in the area near the hill. You could head about 1.5 miles north west of the hill to the Rising Sun for example. The quaint pub has a free car park and a nice garden to sit out in on a sunny day. The pub is marked on Ordnance Survey maps and can be found on the Salisbury Road at postcode SP7 9LT.
The Grove Armsis also nearby and an establishment of some note. The dog friendly inn dates from the 16th century and includes a nice sun terrace. It can be found on Ludwell Hill just a mile from Win Green Hill at postcode SP7 9ND. You could follow the Wessex Ridgeway directly into Ludwell from the hill summit.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the south you can visit the pretty village of Tollard Royal where there's a 13th century church and the delightful Larmer Tree Gardens. The beautiful gardens include some nice walkways with tea rooms, peacocks and a folly viewpoint to enjoy.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cranborne Chase Walks page.