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Blandford Forest
Location Dorset, Dorset Downs, North Dorset, England
OS grid ST833068
Coordinates 50°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
Elevation 147.4 m

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


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.


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

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