Animal spotting in Bramshaw, The New Forest

23 September 2007

The new forest has long been renowned for it’s horses, with references back to King Canute’s Forest Law in 1016, on any day a drive through the forest (particularly on the southern side around villages like Burley) you’ll find many grazing horses as you travel down the many roads that criss cross throughout the forest. [...]

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Places to Surf in Dorset and Hampshire

01 September 2007

Perhaps surprisingly Dorset and Hampshire have a variety of places to surf. During the right conditions both learners and old hands can be found enjoying the waves. There’s a thriving surfing community around the region and numerous “surf” shops for gear and training. Wondering where to go – check out our list of places to [...]

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Surfing at Bournemouth Pier

01 September 2007

Whilst Dorset may not be first on the list of surfer’s paradise – it may surprise many that there are numerous places to surf around the county. Of these one of the most popular is by Bournemouth Pier. Benefiting from a convenient location with ample “close by” parking the pier attracts a number of surfers [...]

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Weymouth Dorset’s seaside heritage

01 September 2007

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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Brewers quay Weymouth shopping arcade

01 September 2007

Situated a stones throw from the quayside at Weymouth – Brewers quay offers a rather unique shopping experience in this quaint seaside resort. The site is a redeveloped Victorian brewery and from the moment you set foot in the store it’s something different. Inside its arranged like a town street with each of the shops [...]

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Putlake Adventure Farm – animal adventure day trip for kids

30 August 2007

Nestled in the beautiful Purbeck countryside – a stones throw from the Studland nature reserve is Putlake children’s farm. Squarely aimed at the youngsters – the farm has the winning combination of the traditional farm animals (think goats, chickens, pigs, horses) that the kids get pretty close too (close enough to feed and pet them) [...]

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Kimmeridge Bay

26 August 2007

Following the A35 out of Bournemouth and hitching a left down the A351 to Wareham – through the Saxon town and then on further south to Kimmeridge – through the pretty village with it’s chocolate box cottages with roses snaking their front doors and to Kimmeridge Bay itself. Dorset is renowned for its pretty coves [...]

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Hunting for fossils in Dorset

24 August 2007

Dorset is well renowned for its fossils – often termed as the Jurassic coast – the county benefits from a rich history of prehistoric finds – The Isle of White in particular is a favorite – However, Dorset has loads of attractions so it’s often a bit mind blowing where to start. To help David [...]

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Journeying Through Dorset & The Jurassic Coast

24 August 2007

The county of Dorset on England’s south coast is a county of great contrast but one that will reward the determined traveller again and again. Take a break from driving and jump the three-hour rail journey from London Waterloo to Bournemouth. Deer can often be seen as you pass through the New Forest after Southampton, [...]

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Best gardens to visit in Dorset and Hampshire

18 August 2007

Dorset and Hampshire has a variety of great gardens to visit and with the two counties benefiting from some of the UK’s warmer and sunnier weather, they benefit from a great growing season and all in all can make for a fantastic day out. The gardens range from privately owned gardens (sometimes associated with some [...]

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