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A trip back in time at Tyneham

The reassuring flutter of the green flag announces that the road is open (and free from military practice) to wind down the Dorset valley into the lost village of Tyneham. The village appears casually into view and it is only up close that you realise the eeriness of this place.

Places to Go Becky Bye

Old Wardour Castle

I soon discovered that as an adult, there was so much more that I could appreciate about the castle than I ever could as a child.

Places to Go Becky Bye

There's something about Shaftesbury

The unassuming Saxon hilltop market town may at first appear to be nothing special but this north Dorset spot has a treasure trove of appeal.

Places to Go Becky Bye

Sampling the River Cottage Food Festival

Itʼs not what you would call a ʻhugeʼ festival, but itʼs all the more special because of that. If anything it feels like a huge family garden party, if only I had that garden!

Things to do James Chubb

Discount walking guides

We've got a special Classic discount on walking books. All the walks in each book are circular and each has all the information walkers need for a good day out.

News & Offers Katie Chown

Fossil hunting in Lyme Regis

Even my twelve-year-old son was soon bashing away at rocks with his hammer and proudly announcing his discovery of belemnites, crinoid stems and an ammonite

Things to do Amanda Tomlin