Nature & History

Experience the wonders of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site www.jurassiccoast.com for details of events, boat trips and nature trails in the area.

Jurassic Safari – Guided tours of Dorset in 4 x 4’s Tel 01305 772324 or email mail@jurassicsafari.co.uk for further details.

Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty www.dorsetaonb.org.uk walks, cycle rides, nature trails, events and details on how to be a greener visitor

Dorset’s Natural Nature Reserves www.naturalengland.org.uk for information on all the county’s nature reserves or Dorset Wildlife Trust www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk for more local events and information. Forest Schools are being run every Thursday during the summer holidays, for more information follow the link www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk/forestschool1

Thomas Hardy’s Birthplace – just a 5 minute walk away. Open Wednesday – Sunday and Bank holiday Mondays 11am – 5pm, also within 10 minutes car journey is Max Gate – a house designed and lived in by Hardy – Alington Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 2 AB. The new visitor center for Thorncombe Woods and Hardys cottage, which is just on our doorstep is due to open in September along with a cafe onsite.

Dinosaur Museum – www.thedinosaurmuseum.com is the only museum on mainland Britain solely devoted to dinosaurs and their world, located on Icen Way, Dorchester. Tel 01305 269880

Teddy Bear Museum – www.teddybearmuseum.co.uk is a family run museum tracing the history of the teddy bear from its origins to modern day. Eastgate, Dorchester. Tel 01305 266040