Springhead – a rural centre for creative and sustainable living

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    Sunday 16 July – Open Garden (10-5) with stalls and café.  Edward Parker will be giving a fascinating insight into the many and varied ancient trees that grow … Read more

Location

contentimg_location01Springhead is located in the heart of beautiful Dorset in an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. Easily accessible locally are the Dorset Cycleway, Hardy’s Trail, the Wessex Way and ideal walking over ancient Downlands.  People of all ages and from all walks of life find it an exciting and enriching place to visit, both as a resource for lear

ning and for play.

In addition, the centre is situated approximately four miles from the ancient hilltop town of Shaftesbury, within easy travelling distance of many interesting places to visit such as Gold Hill, Shaftesbury Abbey, The Ancient Technology Centre at Cranborne, Stonehenge, Corfe Castle, Lulworth Cove, Stourhead, Kingston Lacy, Monkey World, Bournemouth Oceanarium and the magnificent Dorset Jurassic coastline.

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How to Find Us

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By Road

From Shaftesbury:
Take the A350 south for about 4 miles to Fontmell Magna. Turn left at the cross roads in Fontmell Magna (opposite the public house The Fontmell) into Mill Street. Although Springhead is located on right-hand side about 400 metres from the junction, non pedestrian visitors must proceed to the next turning on the right-hand side to follow the lane leading to Springhead’s car park.

From Blandford Forum:
Take the A350 north for about 9 miles to Fontmell Magna. Turn right at the cross roads in Fontmell Magna (opposite the public house the Fontmell) into Mill Street. Although Springhead is located on right-hand side about 400 metres from the junction, non pedestrian visitors must proceed to the next turning on the right-hand side to follow the lane leading to Springhead’s car park.

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By Train

The nearest station is Gillingham, on the Waterloo to Exeter line. A taxi stand can be found just outside Gillingham Station. The journey to Springhead takes approximately 20 minutes