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Picket Post New Forest views

The new forest is well known for its natural beauty with its mix of forestry and heath-land. One of its unsung heroes is the small viewing point at Picket post. Situated just passed Ringwood along the A31 (head as if you were going to Southampton) follow the signs to Burley (another fantastic New Forest village). [...]

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Worbarrow Bay and Tyneham Village – Dorset beaches

Swinging west past the popular tourist traps of Bournemouth and Swanage you are greeted by the real Dorset – pretty little villages rich with romantic thatched cottages and heritage. A short stop at any of these villages, such as Worth Matravers, Kimmeridge is enough to recharge the soul – in this area of Dorset you [...]

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Worth Matravers – in the heart of Purbeck

Worth Matravers is a pretty Dorset Village in the heart of Purbeck. An ideal start for walks with either the village of Corfe Castle out to the north or further south the short walk to the sea and pretty spots such as Chapmans Pool and its rocky beaches. With its traditions of quarrying and fishing [...]

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Historical Wareham – entrance to Purbeck, Dorset

Heading into rural Dorset, the historic market town of Wareham, situated to the west of Poole is one of the first towns you’ll come to as you head on down the A351. Often overlooked by those heading west or further south to the pretty seaside coves – Wareham is well worth a visit with picturesque [...]

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Brownsea Island – Days out in Dorset

For those wanting a day away from the hustle and bustle of city life Brownsea Island, situated in the magnificent Poole Harbor, offers some fine walks and beautiful scenic views enabling the visitor to relax in some of the best countryside that Dorset has to offer. Brownsea, now owned by the National Trust, is perhaps [...]

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Purbeck’s Blue pool Dorset’s hidden gem

Up the road from Corfe Castle, off the A31, is the scenic Dorset gem the Blue Pool at Furzebrook which every year attracts thousands of visitors. The pool is set in a clay bowl in the Purbeck hills. The pool is known for its often turquoise colour, this is due to the clay held in [...]

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Alum Chine one of Bournemouths best beaches

For those who want the combination of Bournemouth’s sandy beaches and sea views but without the mass of tourists that congregate around the towns main beach – Alum Chinen is one of Bournemouth’s hidden gems. Situated about a mile and half from the pier up the coast towards Poole, Alum Chine still features the great [...]

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Lulworth cove – experience Dorset’s Gem

Situated a few miles to the south west of Wareham, Lulworth Cove is one of Dorset’s hidden gems. A fantastic natural “shell shaped” cove, Lulworth offers not only great pebble beaches, but some of the most idyllic cliff top walks that you’ll find in Dorset. Lulworth cove, part of the world heritage Jurassic coastline, is [...]

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Burley – a hidden New Forest gem

A few miles of the A31 towards Bournemouth lies Burley – a picturesque village perhaps archetypical of those that you would expect to find in the idyllic part of the New Forest. Nestling in the heart of the forest Burley lies between both the heathland and forest and as such is a popular target for [...]

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Weymouth Dorset’s seaside heritage

When the railway station was opened in Weymouth in the mid 1850’s the seaside town was inundated with those seeking the relaxing air of Dorset. Within a few years it had become the seaside town of the southwest and whilst the last 150 years has seen some competition introduced, through the growth of the package [...]

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