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Hardy Monument

Black Down

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Hardy Monument (photo credit National Trust)

Telephone: +44 (0)1297 489481

Opening Times

2019 Opening (28 March 2019 - 30 September 2019)
Monday - TuesdayClosed*
Wednesday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00*

* Please check National Trust website before visiting. Open weather permitting. Also open on Bank Holiday Mondays.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£2.00 per ticket
Child£2.00 per ticket
Child under 5 yearsFree
National Trust membersFree

Free admission for National Trust members.

Telephone: +44 (0)1297 489481

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Hardy Monument lies next to the lane between Martinstown and Abbotsbury. It is also easily accessible from the B3157 at Portesham and the A35 at Winterbourne Abbas.

Parking: The monument's car park (Pay and Display) is open Wednesday to Sunday (and Bank Holiday Mondays) from 10.30am-4.30pm (weather permitting). £1 per hour (free for National Trust members with a car sticker).

SatNav: Grid ref: SY612876.

Public Transport Directions

By train: Dorchester train station is 6.5 miles. Weymouth train station is 9 miles. Both stations are linked to Portesham village by the Jurassic Coaster X53 bus route.

By bus: Jurassic Coaster X53 bus stops at Portesham village. Alight at the Kings Arms and it's a 40 minute walk to the monument.

On foot from Portesham village: follow the lane north-east uphill. Descend to Black Down Farm. Fork left and follow the South Dorset Ridgeway uphill through the wood.

By cycle: National Cycle Network Route 2 passes alongside Hardy Monument.


Telephone: +44 (0)1297 489481

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