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Looking for a destination where you can enjoy all nature has to offer? Wanting to enjoy abundance of thriving nature and wildlife? Then Dorset is certainly the destination for you.
The Dorset landscape provides a stunning home for a whole host of wonderful wildlife for you to enjoy. With so much of Dorset designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty it's no surprise that we have some of the best nature and wildlife found anywhere in the UK.
Our landscape provides a diverse haven which many different species call home. It’s because of our diverse landscape that much of the wildlife that calls Dorset home can only be found within Dorset
Portland's unique geology and its position are ideal for a wide variety of birds, animals and plant life. So, if you enjoy bird-watching then it’s a great place to indulge your passion. There are also fifty seven species of butterfly that occur in the British Isles and over half of these can be seen on Portland! There are also a wide variety of plants many of which are particularly rare species!
Dorset also has a number of fantastic RSPB reserves that keen twitchers will just love. The RSPB reserves provide an incredible chance to see a wide variety of wildlife up close within their natural habitats.
RSPB Radipole Lake
Brownsea Island near Poole provides stunning habitats including woodland, heathland and a lagoon. It also provides the home for the much loved red squirrel and a whole host of bird life.
Durlston County Park is another great location to enjoy all of our incredible wildlife. This large National Nature Reserve is a wonderful location to explore providing a superb location for bird and dolphin watching.
There are always a number of interesting environmental courses taking place across the county giving you the opportunity to learn new skills. Highway Farm, Durlston Country Park and Walford Mill Crafts provide extensive courses that give you the chance to learn new skills and enjoy interesting crafts.
With all of this available right here in Dorset we hope that we’ve given you more than enough reason to visit. With all of the fabulous wildlife to enjoy it really is a wildlife lover’s dream location to visit, so pack your binoculars and enjoy all that Dorset has to offer!
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From our hides, thrill at the sight of badgers emerging from their setts and foraging for food. The area is floodlit for perfect vision and visits from other wildlife such as owls, foxes, rabbits and bats add to the spectacle. 12 people max at one...
Our British Horse Society approved riding school is located in a picturesque setting overlooking a valley and lakes and caters for most abilities. Whether you are a first time rider wanting a lesson or an experienced rider wanting a 1-hour hack we...
Coombe Keynes, WAREHAM
BHS approved riding and livery establishment offering lessons, hacking and cross-country.
Relax and enjoy an unforgettable day spent leading an affectionate donkey while exploring the Brit Valley and TV River Cottage Site. Picnic or pub lunch en route.
Discover the Llama experience with an introduction to Llamas and Alpacas. They are gentle, easy to handle and great fun to be with.
Ride outs, private and group lessons available.
From Weymouth to Portland, the Legacy Trail follows a disused passenger railway line, now a wonderfully, accessible wildlife corridor. The Rodwell Trail from Weymouth to Ferrybridge is a fully surfaced route suitable for scooters, bicycles and...
The large reedbed, open water, saltmarsh, wet grassland and bushes attract many different birds.
Radipole is an ideal site for both beginners and experienced birdwatchers alike, with well-known birds such as house sparrows, finches and robins, alongside rare and unusual birds like Cetti's warblers and bitterns.