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.
Have you seen Venus's looking-glass? A Weasel's snout or a Smooth Cat's-ear?
These are just some of the rare plants traditionally found alongside farm crops but now fast disappearing. Join us for a free workshop to learn how to identify these plants and help us build a better picture of where they occur n the South Dorset Ridgeway - and what we need to do to look after them.
Where: Tamarisk Farm, West Bexington
When: Monday 3 August 10 to 4pm
For further information and to book a place please contact:
Emily Newton, Dorset Wildlife Trust: tel:01300 321329 or 320684