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

I’m Dylan, a miniature schnauzer and I've lived here for nearly a year now, ever since I was 9 weeks old. Me and my human find new walks and places to visit every week so I thought I'd share some of my favourites with you. Duncliffe Wood One of my favourite places to visit at any time of year is…

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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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Winter Pubs Walks in Dorset

It can be tempting to stay snuggled up indoors in the cold weather but winter is in fact one of the most beautiful times to explore the Dorset countryside. The dustings of frost over the hills, magical misty valleys, crisp blue skies and rugged, natural beauty transform the landscape into a…

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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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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's Dog Friendly Beaches

Dylan's Dorset - a dogs view of Dorset's beaches If you’re planning a visit to Dorset with your four-legged friend, spending some time on Dorset’s world renowned Jurassic Coast is a must. All along the spectacular coastline are beautiful and easily accessible beaches and best of all, many are…

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A Locals Guide to the Best Picnic spots in Dorset

Hi everyone, it’s Jess from the team here! This year marks my twelfth year anniversary of living and working in this stupendous part of the country and I’m proud to say that I can now officially call myself a local! With this long hot summer we’ve been having, my family and I have been relishing the…

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Reconnect With Nature in Dorset

If the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that the natural world is super important to human health and wellbeing. Even if you know nothing about nature, just getting outside for some fresh air and exercise makes you feel better and recharges your batteries. Life has been so hectic over…

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Dylan's Dorset - A Dog's View of Dorset in Spring

I’m Dylan, a miniature schnauzer and I love exploring Dorset with my owner. Dorset really is a dream destination for dogs! The combination of beautiful unspoilt countryside, the dramatic Jurassic Coast and stunning beaches makes it ideal for dogs and owners at any time of year. If you live elsewhere…

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