Summer season program that pays tribute to Dorset’s excellent magnificence

A SUMMER program that celebrates Dorset’s distinctive panorama has been launched – appropriately sufficient at daybreak on the summer season solstice.

Because the solar rose yesterday morning throughout the South Dorset Ridgeway, individuals gathered for the Dorset Space of ​​Excellent Pure Magnificence’s (AONB) casual celebrations, beginning their summer season program with free occasions all through Dorset.

The acclaimed efficiency artist Lorna Rees and buddies shared the dawn with a bunch of individuals from throughout the county with music, tales and laughter on the Black Down Stone Circle, close to the Hardy Monument, the trendy interpretation of the traditional monuments on this distinctive panorama.

Dorset AONB Summer season Solstice – Picture: Mike Cowley

Daybreak to Nightfall is Dorset AONB’s summer season program with free occasions working from now till July 10.

Individuals can see Dorset in a brand new mild as they got down to take pleasure in our distinctive landscapes from early morning to the “golden hours” of summer season evenings. Artists, storytellers, nature consultants and archaeologists will shed new mild on our distinctive landscapes via our packed program of walks, outside workshops, hikes and conversations.

Decelerate and expertise the panorama up shut on the Conscious Meadows promenade (Kingcombe) or uncover the traditional artwork of forest swimming on the weekend Unwind within the Milldown Nature Reserve (Blandford)

Be part of archaeologist Steve Wallis for a stroll via historical past up and over the spectacular Hambledon and Hod hillforts. Or observe narrator Martin Maudsley to listen to the myths and legends of historical websites within the South Dorset Ridgeway from Abbotsbury.

Get artistic at an outside artwork workshop with Your Season of Tales artists Sarah Jan Ross and Ilse Black, together with trying on the Jurassic Coast with new eyes at a novel water bay workshop in West Bay for all ages

Or when nightfall falls, go together with wildlife consultants and discover the nightlife of Black Down or Studland, hoping to listen to Nightjars, see bats and spot lightworms. Hear from the darkish sky professional Bob Mizon and take a better have a look at the moon above Durlston Nation Park with particular telescopes.

All occasions are free however reserving is required. Occasions are programmed for evenings and weekends to slot in with faculty or work and plenty of are accessible by public transport.

Occasions are held in collaboration with Dorset Countryside, Dorset Council, Dorset Wildlife Belief, Nationwide Belief, English Heritage, Durlston Nation Park and the Wessex Astronomical Affiliation.

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