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Covid19 update

      Covid19 update: holidays in the UK from 4th July 2020 Image is of the Cerne Abbas Giant courtesy of Kevin Knight, showing the chalk figure adorned with a face mask at the start of lockdown. The new ‘normal’ is here- the UK is now open to...

James Bond and his Dorset connections

As we look forward to the latest James Bond film, “No time to Die ” releasing this Autumn, I wanted to share with you some amazing Dorset connections to the iconic fictitious British spy. Ian Fleming, the author and creator of the James Bond stories attended Durnford...

Walking Dorset’s Jubilee trail

Walking Dorset's Jubilee TrailDorset's Jubilee Trail is one of several long distance trails which cross the county. The trails coincide at times, but each offers something different to the walker, some include a combination of rural and coastal walks, others through...

Walking the Wessex Ridgeway

Walking Dorset's Wessex RidgewayDorset is blessed with a spectacular coastline and beautiful undulating countryside making the area a walkers paradise.  There are several long distance trails, which cross the county, at times following the same route, but each...

New train service from Weymouth to Corfe on the Swanage Railway

The last train on the Swanage Railway left Swanage for Wareham in January 1972, 87 years since it began operation. During the summer of this year British rail lifted the tracks and melted them down while the sleepers were sold to local farmers and in just seven weeks...