Dorset

by Alexandra Richards

Dorset

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About this book

Many of Dorset's attractions are well-hidden and known only to locals, who like to keep the county's treasures to themselves. The Slow Guide, written by a native of Dorset, takes you to those secret places and introduces you to some delightful Dorset locals, both living and dead. Practical information covers accommodation, eating and drinking, and travelling in this unspoilt region.

About the author

Alexandra Richards was born in Dorset and is now a freelance travel writer and photographer based in Australia. She is currently working on the ninth edition of the Bradt guide to Mauritius, Rodrigues and Reunion.

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'Eye-opening and wonderful' The Sunday Times Magazine

Recommended reading by Wanderlust Magazine

'Perhaps the greatest compliment we can pay this beautifully written and carefully researched book is to say that it should be on every Dorset-lovers' bookshelves - or in the passenger's seat pocket of every Dorset driver's car. It is a treasury of fascinating facts, delicious food and drink, extraordinary events and a celebration of the history, landscape and people of this beautiful county.' The Fine Times Recorder
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Contents

Contents
Going Slow in Dorset.......................................................7
Dorset 9, Some practical matters 12, Making the most of Slow Dorset 14
1 North Dorset - the Blackmore Vale,
Cranborne Chase & Sherborne..................................31
Getting there & around 32, The Blackmore Vale 35, Cranborne Chase 73,
Sherborne & around 82
2 Dorchester & the Piddle & Frome va lleys............93
Getting there & around 94, Dorchester & around 97, North from Dorchester
towards the Blackmore Vale 111, The Piddle Valley & Bere Regis 115,
The Frome Valley 125, Bulbarrow Hill, Milton Abbas & surrounds 130
3 The Marshwood Vale & West Dorset......................139
Getting there & around 140, Lyme Regis to Bridport & West Bay 142, East of Bridport
via the Bride Valley to Abbotsbury 161, From the Somerset border to the
Marshwood Vale 172, Eastwards from Beaminster 175
4 Weymouth & the Southern Coast............................183
Getting there & around 184, West of Weymouth, including Chesil Beach 187,
The Isle of Portland 197, East of Weymouth 204
5 Isle of Purbeck................................................................209
Getting there & around 210, Wareham to Swanage & north of the A351 216,
Beyond Swanage to Lulworth Cove 239
6 Poole, Bournemouth & the east...............................251
Getting there & around 252, Poole & surrounds 257, Bournemouth & Christchurch 268,
Wimborne Minster & surrounds 281

Accommodation..............................................................294
Index....................................................................................300