Where is the South Dorset Ridgeway?
Where is the Ridgeway and why is it special?
You could describe the Ridgeway as ‘The Land Time Didn’t Forget’! When you walk through this dramatic landscape you can see thousands of historical features, left behind by the people that lived here 6,000 years ago, from the Bronze-Age, through Roman and Medieval times, the First and Second World War to the present day.
As important as Stonehenge
There are so many pre-historic ceremonial monuments to be seen along the Ridgeway many experts consider this landscape as important as that around Stonehenge.
The South Dorset Ridgeway is the ridge of high ground running between Weymouth and Dorchester. It is rich in wildlife, has inspired world famous artists and writers such as Turner, Constable, Jane Austen and Thomas Hardy and provides dramatic views for miles over land and sea.
This countryside is working farm land; much of it has been farmed the same way for centuries and so has kept a feeling of wildness and a traditional, rural way of life.