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Interesting walks in Wareham

Following the temporary closure of part of a footpath on the River Frome in Wareham, walkers are being reminded of other interesting routes in the town. The Wareham Two Rivers Walks offer two routes. The Frome to the Piddle route starts at Wareham Quay, leads up on to the Wareham Walls and down next to […]



Solar Eclipse 2015 in Dorset

Parts of Dorset including Dorchester and Blandford witnessed the solar eclipse on Friday 20th March 2015 – a rare phenomenon in which the sun is obscured by the moon as the moon passes between it and the Earth. A solar eclipse only happens on a new moon and the last time an eclipse happened in […]



Sustainability Awards brought to Dorset Seafood Festival

The 8th Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival, taking place 11-12 July 2015 in Weymouth, is working closely with local businesses and partners to deliver an even more sustainable event this summer. In line with their mission for a quality and sustainable Festival, organisers have teamed up with Bournemouth based, award winning sustainability chef, Matthew Budden from […]



Iron Man donates raffle prize to help Julia’s House

Hollywood star Robert Downey Jnr has donated a once-in-a-life-time auction prize to raise funds for Julia’s House, the Dorset and Wiltshire children’s hospices. The actor – known to millions as Iron Man – has offered one lucky winner the chance to join him on the red carpet at the world premiere of his new film […]



Lost World beaches of the Jurassic brought to life in Dorset

The fabulous ‘Jurassic Cove’ a key part of the Jurassica project on the Isle of Portland, has been unveiled in the form of a fully detailed 1:100 scale model. Jurassica, the world’s most spectacular prehistoric visitor attraction, is to be built on the Isle of Portland in Dorset. It will celebrate the extraordinary geological heritage […]



Sculpture by the Lakes win Gold at the South West Tourism Awards

Sculpture by the Lakes won Gold at the South West Tourism Awards for the category of ‘Small Visitor Attraction of the Year’. The ceremony took place in the Great Hall of the Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare, Thursday 12th February. 98 different awards were announced from a remarkable 425 entries. Alongside Sculpture by the Lakes, Wiltshire’s […]



Monarch’s Way in Dorset

The Monarch’s Way is a 615-mile long-distance footpath that approximates the escape route taken by King Charles II in 1651 after he was defeated in the Battle of Worcester. It runs from Worcester to Brighton and part of the route runs through Dorset. The Monarch’s Way in Dorset King Charles II was desperate to escape […]



Have your say on plans for Purbeck’s future

An important public consultation is taking place in Purbeck this February and March. The consultation is part of a partial review of the Purbeck District Local Plan Part 1. The Local Plan currently sets out the vision and policies for the whole of the district for the period 2006 – 2027 and is used to […]



WW1 trenches to remain at Great Dorset Steam Fair site

Following the overwhelming interest and support of the World War One Commemorative Display at the 2014 Great Dorset Steam Fair, organisers have decided to keep the replica trenches from this year’s special display until 2018, to coincide with the 4 year centenary of the 1914-1918 conflict. Although the trenches were dug out using modern machinery, […]



Seafood Festival Raises £10K for Fishermen’s Mission

Organisers, sponsors and key players celebrated the success of the 2014 Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival by handing over a cheque for £10,000 to their Festival charity, The Fishermen’s Mission. The event, which took place over the weekend of 12th and 13th July, was blessed with glorious weather and stallholders provided a mouth watering selection of tasty […]