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Part 4 – Brackett’s Coppice Reserve (38 Hectares)
A Dorset Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve a Site of Special Scientific Interest with access from Common lane. This is ancient woodland swathed with wood anemones and orchids providing colour. The hay meadows are cut annually and the pasture is grazed, creating fields of wild flowers.
Part 5 – Wood Fold Hill, Farmers End and Corscombe
Return from Brackett’s Coppice to Ocean Hill, proceed towards Wood Fold Hill, one local name that Thomas Hollis left unchanged, and commonly written as ‘Woodfole’. The hill provides easy burrowing which throws up the under soil often containing fossils. Farmers End, at the junction of the two Corscombe branches, was the site of labourers cottages, occupied until the 1930s, now in ruins.
Branch right towards Pitts Farm, one time the George Inn and later the Corscombe Steam Bakery, or branch left along Brick Kiln Lane. Pass the lost Victorian brick works kiln to Pines House. The house, and parts of the garden wall, are made of local bricks.
Nestling on a peaceful chalk hillside , it has a varied history. Visit the Fox Inn on the road that returns to Halstock.
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