Eggardon Hill

Eggardon Hill is an ancient hill-fort, owned by the National Trust, south of Powerstock Common on the back-road from Beaminster to Bridport. Besides having the best views in the county it is an excellent place to see butterflies and downland flora & fauna.

We saw Wall Brown in good numbers, along with lots of Small Tortoishells, Small Heaths and some Common Blues and Meadow Browns. But the star of the day was spotted by my mum – Autumn Lady’s-tresses (Spiranthes spiralis) growing on a 50m stretch of the banks just by the entrance gate.

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