Amazingly, the landscape we live in today still holds monuments built by the people who lived here in the Bronze Age. Many of these are ceremonial monuments built to honour and house the remains of their dead.
2500 years ago this was one of the most important ceremonial lands in Europe, but today few people realise quite how important this Ridgeway was.
Could you help us preserve and showcase this special place?
Because, like the woman in our picture, when it is gone we will never know it again. It will be lost forever.
To find out about the many ways you can get involved with looking after and enjoying it just sign up using the link on this page.
If you have made New Year's Resolutions to get fit and spend more time outdoors, we have plenty of opportunities to help you turn over a new leaf in January!
We have some practical conservation work sessions for volunteers planned on the South Dorset Ridgeway (the high land between Dorchester and Weymouth). If you can spare us a few hours you can give wildlife a helping hand and blow the cobwebs away too!
No experience or equipment is needed - just come along and we'll show you what to do:
Tuesday 12 January - Clearing scrub on White Horse Hill, Osmington
Wednesday 13 January - Hedgelaying in the Valley of Stones
Thurs 14 January & Sat 16 January - Clearing scrub on Chilcombe Hill, nr Askerswell
For more information, please contact Jill Hearing, South Dorset Ridgeway Landscape Partnership: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01305 228273
If you are planning to turn over a new leaf for 2016 to keep fit and get outdoors more, we will have plenty of opportunities in the South Dorset Ridgeway to help you stick to your New Year's resolutions!