Ringmoor and Turnworth Down

Site of an Iron Age settlement at Ringmoor which is now managed by the National Trust. 

 

Site Name Ringmoor and Turnworth Down
Protection
  • National Trust
Interest
2
County Dorset
More Information https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ringmoor
SSSI
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Ringmoor and Turnworth Down

Ringmoor and Turnworth Down: any old iron -

The car park and picnic site at Okeford Hill provides the starting point for a number of walks. If you walk west along the Wessex Ridgeway you come to the site of an Iron Age settlement at Ringmoor which is now managed by the National Trust. The information board claims that the site has rare and beautiful wildlife but sadly I have visited at times when this does not seem to be the case!

The site is mainly improved pasture which has a rich grass sword and is well used by local farms for grazing of cattle. In the main area I found little but dandelions. Most interest lies in the surrounding fringe woodland, in the pond and along the path from the car park to Ringmoor itself. I did not see too much evidence of the iron age fort either but then I am not an archeologist!

I would not want to stop anyone visiting Ringmoor as it is a very pleasant spot with good views but not as rich in wildlife as I would have liked.  

Ringmoor and Turnworth Down

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National Trust
2
This table indicates how many species of each of five interest levels there are on this site. 100% are highly interesting species whereas 20% are common species that are of no specific interest. Click/tap an intetest level to see the species for that interest level:
Species Interest Level No of Species
100% 1
60% 7
40% 17
20% 48
Site Notables
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The number of species recorded per species group:
This is the number of species recorded on this site grouped by the Phase 1 habitat classification they are often associated with. It gives an overview of the type of habitats that MAY occur on this site. Click/tap a classification to see greater detail of the composition of habitat types within this class:
Phase 1 Habitat Classification No of Species
B: Grassland 31
A: Woodland 20
D: Heath 16
H: Coastal 13
E: Bog and Fen 6
C: Upland Habitats 2
F: Water Margin 2
J: Brownfield 1
Site Diary
Diary Date Notes Project Click for records and photos
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