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Blandford Forest
Map showing the location of Blandford Forest
Map showing the location of Blandford Forest
Location in Dorset
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; -2.238
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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