Native British Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) can carpet a woodland. Their delicate appearance and vivid colour are unmistakeable, however must not be confused with Spanish Bluebells (Hyacinthoides hispanica). The dainty flowers are native to western Europe and the UK is a species stronghold. They're associated with ancient woodland and are often used, in combination with other species, … Continue reading Bluebells in Dorset
Starting in the Valley of the Winterborne at Winterborne Stickland discover the ancient cross, associated tree, church, pub and war memorial before climbing up the hill to woodland. Explore the tracks and trails through Charity Wood and on to Milton Wood, divided by a park pale that are the remains of an ancient deer park. … Continue reading Winterborne Stickland
A celebration of cheese! Saturday 10th September - Sunday 11th September 2022 Set in Sturminster Newton in the heart of the Blackmore Vale, the Cheese Festival was introduced to reflect the market town and the surrounding landscape’s heritage, showcasing award winning local produce. The Blackmore Vale is split from the south by the Iron Age … Continue reading The Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival
‘The World’s Leading and Largest Heritage event, showcasing Great Britain’s Rich Industrial, Agricultural and Leisure History’ Steam Fair Site Layout. For the larger map of the main area see below. The great Dorset Steam fair Heavy Haulage Arena You can hear it and you can smell it before you see it. The Great Dorset Steam … Continue reading The Great Dorset Steam Fair
From the little village of Symondsbury, walk along the permissive paths of the estate to Dorset’s most impressive Holloways. Hidden deep within the sandstone and amongst the roots of trees, it creates a secret and mystical atmosphere. Climb to the top of Colmer’s Hill, to stand at the peak, in the centre of the pine … Continue reading Colmers Hill
All Dorset parishes are listed alphabetically. They then reference any adventures that start or finish within the parish, pass through the parish or skim past the parish.
The Big Map of Dorset is a hand drawn, to scale map of the whole county. It is drawn using pen and pencil onto four separate canvases, adding up to a total size of approximately 2 metres by 2 metres. The map records only a simple selection of earthworks, woodland, water, roads, tracks and settlement. … Continue reading The Big Map of Dorset
From the Mason's pub of the Square and Compass, in the limestone village of Worth Matravers, discover the caves of Winspit. Looking out to sea, the ghost like movie set was once a bustle of activity providing stone for the most prestigious of buildings all over the world. Follow the paths of local smugglers and … Continue reading Worth Matravers and Dancing Ledge