A report on Marshwood and Powerstock Vales

Marshwood Vale and Conegar Hill

The Marshwood and Powerstock Vales form a natural region in southwest England reaching to the Dorset coastline.

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Marshwood Vale and Conegar Hill

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National Character Area

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Natural subdivision of England based on a combination of landscape, biodiversity, geodiversity and economic activity.

Natural subdivision of England based on a combination of landscape, biodiversity, geodiversity and economic activity.

139. Marshwood and Powerstock Vales

Old stone bridge with pedestrian refuges over River Culm at Culmstock

Blackdown Hills

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Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1991.

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1991.

Old stone bridge with pedestrian refuges over River Culm at Culmstock
Earthworks at Castle Neroche
Stone structure built in 1588 to support a wooden pole and fire basket(s). Fire(s) would be lit as a signal that the Spanish Armada had been sighted. Of the chain of beacon sites across Southern England, this is the only remaining stone structure.
Wellington Monument
Mare and Foal, 1917, by Robert Bevan
The Church of St Peter in Staple Fitzpaine

Neighbouring natural regions are: the Devon Redlands to the west, the Vale of Taunton and Quantock Fringes to the north, the Mid Somerset Hills to the northeast, the Yeovil Scarplands to the east and the Marshwood and Powerstock Vales to the southeast.

Hamdon Hill

Yeovil Scarplands

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The Yeovil Scarplands are a natural region in southern England in the counties of Somerset and Dorset.

The Yeovil Scarplands are a natural region in southern England in the counties of Somerset and Dorset.

Hamdon Hill

To the west are the Blackdowns and the Vale of Taunton and Quantock Fringes, to the north are the Mid Somerset Hills and the Mendips, to the east are the Blackmoor Vale and Vale of Wardour and to the south, the Marshwood and Powerstock Vales and Dorset Downs.

The top of the downs from above Cerne Abbas, looking south east towards the River Piddle valley

Dorset Downs

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Area of chalk downland in the centre of the county Dorset in south west England.

Area of chalk downland in the centre of the county Dorset in south west England.

The top of the downs from above Cerne Abbas, looking south east towards the River Piddle valley
Map of Dorset, including the Dorset Downs, showing the geology

In Dorset this area is bounded by the Dorset Heaths and Weymouth Lowlands to the south, the Marshwood and Powerstock Vales to the west and the Blackmore Vale to the north.