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 to 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.
Join us on Sunday 22 February on William Barnes' birthday for a circular walk from Dorchester exploring the life and landscape of Dorset's own pastoral poet. For more information and to book a place please contact Jill Hearing firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 01305 228273
Join us on Friday 20 March for a guided walk on the South Dorset Ridgeway and find out more about The Chalk, the Springs and how they helped form this landscape. For more information and to book a place please contact Jill Hearing email@example.com or tel: 01305 228273
Join us for International Dawn Chorus Day on Sunday 3 May and experience the joyous sounds of our songbirds in spring. Don't treat yourself to a lie-in - just this once, get up with the larks and treat yourself to nature's daily miracle of sound, which so often goes unheard. For more information and to book a place please contact Jill Hearing firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 01305 228273
Join us for a very special walk at the Valley of Stones in the company of experts from the fields of geology, archaeology and wildlife. This National Nature Reserve has not only one of the finest examples of a Sarsen stone boulder train in Great Britain (used for ceremonial stone circles like that at Kingston Russell) but is also home to many special butterflies and wildflowers and has some very well preserved medieval field patterns - not to mention the stunning views and peaceful location. For more information and to book a place, please contact Jill Hearing by email email@example.com or phone 01305 228273.