Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, England

Bottlebrush Down

Bottlebrush Down

An apparition of a Bronze Age horseman is said to frequent Bottlebrush Down, and has even been witnessed by a respected archaeologist. The B3081 crosses an old Roman Road and then the Cursus, and this is approximately where the horseman travels on his route. He has also been sighted at Squirrel's Corner.


For further information, please read Haunted Britain by Antony D. Hippisley Coxe and Haunted Britain and Ireland by Richard Jones.


Visitor Information

Sixpenny Handley or Handley is a village in Dorset, England.

It is situated on Cranborne Chase 10 miles north east of Blandford Forum.

Pictured left is a track on Bottlebrush Down courtesy of David Gearing. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.