Summer solstice 2019 from Badbury Rings

This year I went with my walking group to watch the sunrise on the day of the summer solstice (June 21). We had chosen Badbury Rings, the iron age hill fort between Blandford and Wimborne. For only a limited amount of walking uphill you get a very fine, uninterrupted view over the surrounding landscape from... Continue Reading →

A sparkling lunch at Langham Wine Estate

If you’re a wine enthusiast or just enjoy a good glass of fizz, a visit to the Langham Wine Estate is for you. This award-winning winery produces its sparkling wines using only grapes grown at the vineyard at Crawthorne in Dorset, between Blandford and Dorchester (take the marked turning off the A354). You can join... Continue Reading →

Sunshine brunch at Parterre

We have to admit to being a bit in love with Parterre at Keyneston Mill. There’s nowhere better to meet for coffee or brunch, especially when the sun’s shining. Or on the weekend strolling through the gardens before pastry indulgence at the Scented Botanist Café. The gardens are dedicated solely to aromatic and scented plants,... Continue Reading →

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