Slow Dorset: Local, characterful guides to Britain's special places by Alexandra RichardsSlow Dorset: Local, characterful guides to Britain's special places by Alexandra Richards

Slow Dorset: Local, characterful guides to Britain's special places

byAlexandra Richards

Paperback | July 3, 2012

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Dorset is quintessential rural England: rolling hills, thatched houses, narrow, winding lanes and stunning stately homes and gardens. A large part of the county is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and includes England's first natural World Heritage Site. Revealing the hidden delights of one of the most unspoiled of English counties, the author introduces some of Dorset's best kept secrets including little known walks, cycle rides, pubs, and visitor attractions. The Dorset town of Weymouth will host the sailing events during the 2012 Olympics.
Alexandra Richards was born in Dorset and is a freelance travel writer and photographer.
Title:Slow Dorset: Local, characterful guides to Britain's special placesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.25 × 0.68 inPublished:July 3, 2012Publisher:Bradt Travel GuidesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841623938

ISBN - 13:9781841623931

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 GOING SLOW IN DORSETThe Slow mindset; When to go; Getting around (train, bus, bike, foot, boat); Dorset fairs and festivals; Natural history; Outdoor activities (providers, places, including water sports, horse-riding, zorbing, long-distance walks and cycle routes.CHAPTER 2 THE BLACKMORE VALE AND CRANBORNE CHASECHAPTER 3 SHERBORNE AND THE NORTHERN BORDERSCHAPTER 4 THE MARSHWOOD VALE AND WEST DORSETCHAPTER 5 THE SOUTHERN COASTCHAPTER 6 ISLE OF PURBECKCHAPTER 7 THE PIDDLE AND FROME VALLEYSCHAPTER 8 DORCHESTER AND THE CHALK DOWNLANDCHAPTER 9 POOLE, BOURNEMOUTH AND THE EASTEach chapter includes topics such as: Places to stay and eat; Author's choices: Shops and markets, Things to do - Heritage/cultural attractions, Things to see - churches, viewpoints, Suggestions for walks or cycle rides that make the most of the scenery, Activities (water sports, horse-riding, golf etc).