Dorset a beautiful county
Come to Ruddlemoor and find out what Dorset has to offer. A scenic rural county, full of picturesque villages, historic market towns, country houses, areas of outstanding natural beauty, varied wildlife and wild flowers. There are miles of footpaths to ramble. One close by being The Hardy Way, this takes in most of the villages, towns and landmarks the Dorset author mentions in his classic novels.
From Ruddlemoor, on the edge of Cranborne Chase, it is easy to access the beautiful beaches at Bournemouth, Poole and Weymouth. Go across the chain ferry at Sandbanks to the Isle of Purbeck to explore the National Trust heathland and beaches at Studland, or go on to Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door.The Isle of Purbeck has the majestic ruin of Corfe Castle and Tyneham Ghost Village, an area requisitioned by the military for WW2 tank training, now a haven for wildlife.
Just a few more of the many things to do and see;
Moors Valley Country Park : something for everyone. Walking, cycling trails, fishing, golf, play trails, Go Ape High Wire Adventure and narrow gague steam railway.
Royal Signals Museum : Take the Cyber Warfare Challenge!
Wimborne Model Town : Great fun for little ones.
Kingston Lacy House and Estate (NT) : Historic house, glorious gardens and woodland walks.
Some annual local events;
June, 8th, 9th and 10th 2018; Wimborne Folk Festival. A weekend full of folk, family and fun. Wimborne hosts folk music and dancing from around the UK and beyond. Details; wimbornefolk.co.uk
October, 21st 2017 : Wimborne Food Festival. Local food, drink, tastings, celebrity chefs, demos, crafts, music and entertainment. Details; wimbornefoodfestival.co.uk
October, 28th 2017; Halloween in Burley. A spooky day in this pretty New Forest village. Carved Pumpkin, Spot the Witch and Fancy Dress competitions and lots more.