Fontmell Down Circular Walk

This is a very good National Trust walk with stunning views across the Blackmore Vale, the landscape at the heart of Thomas Hardy country. Walking along the open expanse of downland here, you can also find many species of butterflies and wildflowers; in early spring, for example, the slopes are carpeted in yellow cowslips. A... Continue Reading →

Dorset dark sky

The sky was clear - remarkably clear - and the twinkling of all the stars seemed to be but throbs of one body timed by a common pulse. Thomas Hardy Far from the Madding Crowd

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