Tag posts: Dorset walking

Burton Bradstock Beach

A weekend in Burton Bradstock

Getting away just after Christmas may seem a bit extravagant, but then again, after the hustle and bustle of family over Christmas… And with worries over whether the turkey will be cooked in time for lunch… And stress over where the brandy went for flaming the Christmas Pudding (realising that it has already been consumed […]

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Black Down Sculpture

The Land of Bone and Stone

The Land of Bone and Stone is thought by many experts to be on par with Stonehenge. There are many Bronze Age burial mounds, Iron Age hill forts and many other remains from pre-history.

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South Dorset Ridgeway

South Dorset Ridgeway Walk

Taking a walk along the South Dorset Ridgeway with dear friends and their lovely tail wagging dog Maisy, while on their short September break away in Dorset!

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West Bay Watch House

10 Things to do in West Bay

The charming harbour of West Bay (recently made famous by the TV series Broadchurch) sits a mile and a half south of Bridport, between Eype and Burton Bradstock. With the stunning golden glow of the majestic sandstone cliffs and the shimmering radiance of Golden Cap, it is the Golden Gateway to the Jurassic Coast.

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Worth Matravers Tea Rooms

10 things to do in Swanage

Swanage is a small seaside town marking the eastern end of the world famous Jurassic Coast and is very popular for its sandy beaches and coastal walks.

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Victorian Post Box - Dorchester

A gentle walk around Dorchester

Dorchester, the county town of Dorset, is steeped in history. When you are walking through the streets shopping you can easily miss some of these points of interest.

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Abbotsbury Swannery – Cygnets

The Cygnets (Baby Swans) are hatching at Abbotsbury Swannery now is the time to see these wonderful regal animals and their clutches of sweet little Cygnets.

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Dorset Coastal Walks – #7 Corfe Common History Walk

This gentle short walk explores Corfe Common, a sandstone ridge south of the picturesque village of Corfe Castle. Look out for signs of the human activity that shaped this interesting archaeological landscape over thousands of years, and enjoy the wide range of wildlife which now makes its home here.

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Puddletown Forest and Thorncombe Woods

On the edge of Dorchester, Thorncombe Woods and Puddletown Forest are perfect for outdoor pursuits while Hardy's Cottage, birthplace of novelist and poet Thomas Hardy, will satisfy cultural buffs.

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The Fleet Lagoon

A World Heritage site, The Fleet is Britain’s biggest and best brackish lagoon and a very beautiful and tranquil place.

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February Festival Fever

Inspired by the first ever Purbeck Literary Festival kicking off this week, we decided to check out what else is coming up on Dorset's Cultural Calender and discovered a host of world class events...

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Dorset Coastal Walk #2 – Maiden Castle

One of the most spectacular hill forts in Southern England, Maiden Castle is a breath-taking trip back in time. Great for walking, running, dog walking, picnicking, kite flying or just soaking up a piece of history. Best of all it's FREE!

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