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Many towns and village are opening their gardens to raise money for local charities, church repairs and village halls. Visit these glorious gardens and support a good cause

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From vintage cycle rides to Shakespeare at Maumbury Rings, Helen Stiles rounds up her pick of events happening around the county this month

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Eating alfresco allows you to immerse yourself in the natural world. So grab a blanket, pack a picnic and enjoy these wildlife-rich landscapes, with magnificent views suggested by Dorset Wildlife Trust

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Edward Griffiths explores a wild heath landscape near Poole which is home to some very rare residents

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Think you know the places and people of Dorset? Take our quiz to find out…

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Dorset Instagrams of the week

Friday, May 19, 2017

We don’t think photos of Dorset can ever get old. Here are 10 of the best shared on Instagram this week…

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Things to see and do in Sherborne

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Local resident Jane Adkins reveals some of the hidden treasures in and around her home town

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Purbeck is the spiritual home for the Famous Five, an area beloved by their creator Enid Blyton who regularly holidayed here for over 20 years, as Visit Dorset reveals

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With Durdle Door, Brownsea Island, Jurassic Coast and a whole host of other stunning sights, Dorset is an amazing place for a stroll

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The Highcliffe Revival Food Festival is back and it’s bigger and better than ever, says Tracey Beesley, who is part of the committee organising this tasty event

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From beaches to church halls and bike shops to old chapels, unlikely dinner venues are springing up around Dorset. Sue Quinn finds some supper clubs and pop-up restaurants that offer food lovers deliciously unusual places to feast

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From a magnificent matchstick fleet to a glorious Georgian street fayre, Helen Stiles rounds up her pick of events happening around the county this month

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We round up 10 of the best festivals and fayres happening across Dorset this May

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Open gardens in Dorset - May 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

There are some glorious spring gardens throwing open their gates for the NGS this month, and a spectacular sea of colour to admire at the Tulip Festival at Forde Abbey

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From Beethoven to gypsy jazz and Jane Austen to the Tour de France, this year’s Sherborne Abbey Festival is an eclectic mix of music and performance

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Lyme Regis Fossil Festival 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Hayley Jones reveals how a visit to the Lyme Regis Fossil Festival could inspire a career in Earth Sciences

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It’s bluebells, bluebells and even more bluebells across Dorset right now...

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Paul Morton, of Birds of Poole Harbour, reveals the remarkably exotic feathered spring visitors that are making pulses race in the bird watching community

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Edward Griffiths starts this bluebell walk in Cranborne Chase at a remarkable airfield that was once home to two Glider Pilot Regiments which played a key role on D-Day

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Pete Scott juggles running a building business and his charity work with a passion for photographing the Dorset landscape

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