It’s time to take a walk and discover the lush former water meadows so beloved of famous novelist Thomas Hardy where 19th century farmers were known for working the fields all the year round.
This food route takes you through the County town of Dorchester which is a well-known food hub for lovers of Dorset produce.
Here you can sample the Dorset Knob – a unique savoury biscuit made by a well-known Dorset family since the 1880s. These are so popular, there is even a festival named after them called the Dorset Knob Throwing Festival.
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ROUTE GUIDES with lots of information about the great tastes from this area and things to see and do click here to view
Dorset AONB’s contribution to tourism in the South West was recognised last week (Thursday 1 February) at the South West Tourism Awards 2017/18 when a special ‘Outstanding contribution to Tourism Award’ was given to the region’s protected landscapes (including Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, National Parks, the Jurassic Coast and the Southwest Coastpath).
To coincide with Valentine’s Day and the Spring half-term holidays, Dorset Food & Drink (DF&D) is organising a 15 day long celebration of all the great food and drink made right here in the county.
Running over three weekends and two full weeks, from 9th to 23rd February, activities during Love Dorset Food & Drink Weeks include shops highlighting the very best in local produce (tastings, too), producers running special competitions and chefs cooking up special menus featuring favourite items from their Dorset larders.
Volunteers wanted to test out walks, rides and great views in the Dorset AONB! If you can spare a few hours and tell us what you think, we'll enter you into a special Hamper of the Month draw as a thank you
A fund totalling £1.7 million has been made available to help enhance the landscape around Wytch Farm oilfield in Purbeck. Officially launched on 18th January, the Wytch Farm Landscape and Access Enhancement Fund is now open for applications from individuals, groups and organisations.