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

I've lived here for nearly a year now, ever since I was 9 weeks old, and we 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 Duncliffe Wood, just west of Shaftesbury…

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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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Top 10 Dorset Hill Climbs

There's nothing like the feeling of climbing a huge hill and being rewarded with an incredible view and sense of satisfaction at the top. Dorset's beautiful AONB isn't short of great viewpoints so grab your hiking boots and see how many from this list you can tick off... St Catherine’s Chapel It’s a…

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10 Great Places to Visit in North Dorset

Often forgotten by the thousands of visitors attracted to Dorset’s famous Jurassic coastline, in the northern half of Dorset there lies a beautiful and largely untouched rural landscape waiting to be explored. Just forty minutes from the sea, North Dorset is filled with chocolate-box pretty…

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Tot-Tastic Days Out in Dorset

As any parent of young children will know, days out with 1 - 3 year olds can take quite a bit of planning! That's why Jess from the Visit Dorset team has listed her top picks for a fun, toddler-friendly day out in Dorset. Whilst we can't guarantee they'll be completely tantrum free, we hope it will…

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Reconnect With the Land Beneath Your Feet in Dorset

This is the second in our series of blogs about reconnecting with Dorset during 2021. This blog is all about exploring our fabulous county on foot as well as learning a little bit of history on your journey. We hope you enjoy some fresh air and feel a spring in your step on these 5 walking routes…

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