|File:Beaminster Down viewed from the Monarch's Way - geograph.org.uk - 529371.jpg
Beaminster Down viewed from the Monarch's Way looking southwest
|Elevation||244 m (801 ft) |
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|Parent range||Dorset Downs|
|Topo map||OS Landranger No. 194|
Beaminster Down is common land on the Dorset Downs and overlooks the steep scarp slope above the town of Beaminster, which is about a mile and a half to the southwest. The hill is crossed by 2 long distance trails, 2 minor roads and several other tracks.
There is evidence of prehistoric settlement on in the form of tumuli to the northeast. Grenade practice took place in the sandbagged, zig-zag trenches on Beaminster Down during the Second World War.
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