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Spring Scents in Dorset

The leaves are unfolding and the buds are opening in front of our eyes! Not to forget our noses…spring is bringing freshness and zest on the breeze, adding to our sense of wellbeing. So what better place to go at this time of year than Keyneston Mill, the Dorset home of all things fragrant! This…

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10 Ways to Feel Good This January in Dorset

Now that we’ve had the shortest day of the year, you know what that means – lighter evenings, longer days, more sunshine and spring is on its way. Here’s our top 10 list of ways to feel good this January and beat the winter blues. 1 - Plan a holiday It’s a new year for more than just the calendar…

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Winter Walks with Your Dog in Dorset

Dylan's Dorset - a dogs view of winter walks At this time of year, the days may be getting shorter and chillier, but that’s no reason to stay indoors; there’s still plenty to see, do and explore in Dorset. And this season doesn’t necessarily mean muddy walks, though a few of those are good too! It’s…

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Dylan's Dorset - a Dog's View of Dorset in Autumn

I’m Dylan, a miniature schnauzer, and I moved to beautiful rural Dorset from West Sussex when I was 9 weeks old. I’m told I’m probably the most handsome dog in Dorset and who am I to argue? I love getting out and about in Dorset; anything that involves walking, sniffing, running, meeting people or…

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Five of the Best Autumn Walks in Dorset

There’s a reason why a country walk in the Autumn is such a delightful thing to do; it’s the feeling of wrapping up warm and breathing in that insatiable smell of fallen leaves, it’s the dazzling display of rich burgundies and warm golds that ignite the landscape around you, it’s watching the…

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Haunted Dorset

Halloween is the time of year when the supernatural are at their most hair-raising and spine-chilling. Feel your skin crawl as you stand amidst ghostly occupants of Dorset’s spooky pubs, stately homes and historic buildings where paranormal activity haunts the grounds and current residents. A…

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Awesome Autumn Colours in Dorset

With the green leaves of summer starting to turn golden yellow, rusty orange and ruby red, it can mean only one thing - autumn is on its way. Dorset’s amazing autumn colours easily rival America’s famous ‘Fall’ - in fact we think they are even better! Stroll through beautiful vistas, breathe in…

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Dorset Foodie Events & Festivals

Dorset is renowned for its local produce and farmers' markets that you can find sprinkled around the county. There are a range of gourmet celebrations held throughout the year in Dorset. Find out the foodie events and festivals taking place over the next few weeks and plan your gourmet adventure…

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Find your wild in Dorset

It’s no secret that we’re devotees of all things ‘wild’ at Burnbake Campsite and Forest Lodges and we love nothing more than being immersed in nature, living a life of nostalgic simplicity and natural enchantment. We’re spoilt with our location just a few moments away from Corfe Castle, nestled in a…

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The Enchanting Isle of Portland in Dorset

Hello, I'm Richard, a passionate walker, enthusiastic photographer, and proud resident of the Isle of Portland. I love to showcase my adventures through my Instagram account - Richie's Incredible Britain - and have teamed up with Visit Dorset to share some of my favourite local locations. Since the…

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