The Ant Hill Trail


Ant Hill Trail way mark


The Ant Hill Trail is a 6 km way-marked route through the scenic landscape around West Milton, approximately 4 miles south of Beaminster. 



Following the ‘Ant Hill Trail’



It links 2 Nature Reserves; South Poorton and Loscombe, and goes through meadows and pastures rich in wildflowers.



Ant Hills


The ant hills, which give the trail its name,  are the nests of the yellow meadow ant. They have developed over many years and are indicators of undisturbed grassland.




The Ant Hill trail has been developed by Dorset Wildlife Trust, The Grasslands Trust and The Kingcombe Centre, with the support of the local landowners.

> Download the walk map
> Trail leaflet
> Trail start map

These details are on the Dorset Wildlife Trust web site.