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Dorset - Slow Travel: Local, Characterful Guides to Britain's Special Places

Travel Guide

Series: Bradt Travel Guides - Slow Travel

By: Alexandra Richards (Author)

Bradt Travel Guides

Paperback | Mar 2015 | Edition: 2 | #222061 | ISBN-13: 9781841628677
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NHBS Price: £11.99 $15/€13 approx

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.


- Going Slow in Dorset
- Some practical matters
- Making the most of Slow Dorset

1 North Dorset - the Blackmore Vale
- Cranborne Chase & Sherborne Getting there & around
- Accommodation
- The Blackmore Vale
- Cranborne Chase
- Sherborne & around

2 Dorchester & the Piddle & Frome va lleys
- Getting there & around
- Dorchester & around
- North from Dorchester towards the Blackmore Vale
- The Piddle Valley & Bere Regis
- The Frome Valley
- Bulbarrow Hill
- Milton Abbas & surrounds

3 The Marshwood Vale & West Dorset
- Getting there & around
- Lyme Regis to Bridport & West Bay
- East of Bridport via the Bride Valley to Abbotsbury
- From the Somerset border to the Marshwood Vale
- Eastwards from Beaminster

4 Weymouth & the Southern Coast
- Getting there & around
- West of Weymouth
- including Chesil Beach
- The Isle of Portland
- East of Weymouth

5 Isle of Purbeck
- Getting there & around
- Wareham to Swanage & north of the A351
- Beyond Swanage to Lulworth Cove

6 Poole, - Bournemouth & the east
- Getting there & around
- Poole & surrounds
- Bournemouth & Christchurch
- Wimborne Minster & surrounds


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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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