Explore Woodlands & Wildlife in West Dorset and East Devon
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty of West Dorset
With thousands of acres of woodland, some adjacent to Monkton Wyld Holiday Park and open spaces where you are free to roam just a couple of miles up the road from our park.
Approaching West Dorset you will be greeted with rolling hill, secluded woodlands and our dramatic coastline. It really is the perfect place to stretch your legs and get some fresh air when you stay with us.
They say, ‘memories are made from special moments’ and enjoying time spent in the company of children and the family dog are to be cherished’. A recent survey concluded that spending time outdoors in the natural environment is great for our health and a great way to get fit but also to relax and de-stress.
Whatever time of year you visit West Dorset to explore and enjoy our local woodlands and wildlife will be rewarding
They say it is the perfect healthy, free, activity. There is always something to see. From bluebells to barn owls, otters to orchids and deer to dolphins.
Finally winter is a time for hibernation. But, still the woodlands offer peaceful and relaxing walks, with crunchy leaves underfoot and clear blue skies. Afterwards seek out a tasty meal at a local pub by a wood fire Another option is to head to the glorious Jurassic coastline and you’ll be amazed at the wildfowl on the Axe Estuary and Seaton Wetlands and stunning beaches of Charmouth, Lyme Regis and Sidmouth.
Spring migration. For many birdwatchers, the spring migration period is the most exciting time of the year. It is a time of change, with the departure of winter visitors and arrival of summer migrants.
This is the time for birds like the fascinating puffin return to Dorset to breed. The Woodlands come alive with bird song, bluebells and other spring flowers.