News & Events

The latest news and events from the Dorset magazine

7 pretty places to spot snowdrops in Dorset

Monday 21 January 2019

Snowdrops bring great joy in the early months of the year, signifying the warmer weather ahead. We pick 7 magical places in Dorset to explore these beautiful flowers

Colin Tizzard looking like Dorset’s best hope of Cheltenham Festival glory

Thursday 17 January 2019

Situated in Sherborne, Venn Farm is home to Colin Tizzard and his racing team. The facilities are a short distance away from Wincanton Racecourse.

Dorset food and drink festivals you need to visit this year

Wednesday 16 January 2019

Calling all Dorset foodies! Our county has an abundance of food and drink themed festivals taking place throughout the year. We round up the events you need to visit in 2019

A ramble around Sturminster Newton and Stalbridge Lane

Monday 14 January 2019

Walk in the footsteps of two famous Dorset dialect poets from the 19th century, Robert Young and William Barnes

Coastal cafes in Dorset: 8 of the best places to go

Friday 11 January 2019

What better way to warm up after a walk on the beach than at a cosy café with a sea view and a bacon sandwich. We pick eight of the best beach cafés to visit in Dorset

Dorset Wildlife Trust is offering half price membership

Monday 7 January 2019

Dorset’s biggest conservation charity is offering half price membership for supporters wanting to help wildlife in Dorset for the year ahead

Walking route: A ramble around Culpepper’s Dish and Affpuddle

Thursday 3 January 2019

This challenging winter walk takes in one of the natural swallow-holes on a wooded ridge above the village

Ramblers Group winter walks in Dorset

Monday 17 December 2018

Whether you’re looking for a taster into the life of The Ramblers, or you’re a seasoned walker, all are welcome to join in on these winter walks in Dorset

Things to do in Dorset over Twixmas

Monday 17 December 2018

That weird gap between Christmas and New Year needn’t be spent on the sofa in your pyjamas (unless you want to of course). There’s plenty on in Dorset to keep the whole family entertained during the Christmas holidays

Warming winter recipes to try your hand at this Twixmas

Monday 10 December 2018

Step back into the kitchen between Christmas and New Year and cook for pleasure with these warming winter recipes from Gill Meller’s latest book Time

A ramble around Upwey and Friar Waddon Hill

Friday 7 December 2018

This easy walk takes us into Hardy territory as well offering some glorious views towards Weymouth and Portland

Explore Christmas Tree Wonderland in Bournemouth

Monday 3 December 2018

A magnificent new festive trail featuring glittering trees and enchanting illuminations has turned Bournemouth into a winter wonderland

7 wonderful walks in Dorset that are even better in the winter

Thursday 29 November 2018

Here are some Dorset walks, easy and challenging, to get you out and about over the festive period

Places to go for a Christmas Day dip in Dorset

Wednesday 28 November 2018

If you’re willing to brave the cold this Christmas Day, check out Dorset’s festive swim calendar for the best organised dips taking place in 2018

Festive workshops taking place in Dorset this Christmas

Tuesday 27 November 2018

Festive decor workshops and wreath-making classes happening in Dorset for Christmas 2018

What’s on in Wimborne Minster this Christmas

Wednesday 21 November 2018

From pantomime capers to a football legend switching on the Christmas lights, Wimborne Minster is ready to embrace the festive spirit

Christmas carol concerts and services happening in Dorset this year

Thursday 15 November 2018

From carols by candlelight to carols in a castle, there are many places to sing festive tunes in Dorset this Christmas

When is Dorset actually Hampshire?

Thursday 15 November 2018

Confusion reigns on the county’s eastern border

The history of Branksome Gardens

Monday 12 November 2018

When Charles Merrett set about renovating his listed Arts & Crafts house he decided to find out about the man who had built it

A ramble around Melbury Beacon and Compton Abbas

Monday 12 November 2018

From your first step, you will see superb views from hilltops and farmland footpaths on this walk

Cosy pubs in Dorset to snuggle up in this winter

Friday 9 November 2018

Roaring open fires, hidden nooks and crannies and huge comfy armchairs are all signature traits of a cosy pub – and Dorset has cosy pubs aplenty. Here are just some of the best inns to snuggle up in this winter

Review: The Crown Hotel at Blandford Forum

Monday 5 November 2018

The Crown Hotel at Blandford Forum offers wonderful riverside walks, stylish bedrooms, deeply satisfying suppers and even a dandy highwayman

Dorset remembers: The war memorials of Dorset and the history behind them

Monday 5 November 2018

To mark the centenary of the end of World War One we visit some of the memorials erected across Dorset to remember the fallen in the ‘war to end all wars’

A ramble around Bere Regis and Turners Puddle

Friday 26 October 2018

This lovely walk takes us from watercress beds to a church famous for its life-size carvings of apostles

Buckham Fair 2018 breaks records and raises £111,000 for charity

Thursday 25 October 2018

Buckham Fair announced that the results of 2018’s fundraising efforts have broken the record for the highest funds raised since the fair began, totalling £111,000

© 2019 Stoneleigh Barn
This site uses cookies. By browsing the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more here  •  Site by Angelfish