Our latest newsletter includes updates on key developments including the Glover Review, a feature on Dorset’s climate emergency and a summary of the economic benefits and opportunities which a National Park would bring to all of Dorset. Read the newsletter HERE. #dorset #newsletter #environment #government #support #marine #farming #nationalpark
Our latest newsletter includes an update on the Glover Review of Designated Landscapes (a great opportunity for Dorset), information on how a Dorset NP would work to benefit communities and also includes answers to some frequently asked questions. Click here to read the newsletter. #dorset #nationalpark #government #farming #newsletter #economy #environment #biodiversity
Below is an excerpt from an article on the South Downs National Park website. “We want to introduce ourselves to the people who enjoy spending time here and end the perception that farmers are old-fashioned or unapproachable.” Dominic Gardner is part of a network of National Park farmers staring in short films about their work. “Being a farmer makes you very aware that we’re only here for a short time but what we do can have a massive impact,” says Dominic Gardner, who runs L
Our latest newsletter includes a welcome for the Glover Review of Designated Landscapes (a great opportunity for Dorset), notes how a Dorset NP would work in partnership with the new Dorset Council, and features recent articles - including in Dorset Life. Click here to read the newsletter. #dorset #tourism #localgovtreorg #nationalpark #economy #devolution #purbeck #magazine #newsletter
The Times reported that a major study has shown that four out of the five most biodiverse areas in the country are in Dorset. A National Park would help conserve and enhance these areas and increase understanding and awareness on their very special qualities. Below is an excerpt from the article written by Jerome Starkey, The Times countryside correspondent. Isle of Purbeck revealed to be UK’s little square of loveliness Half a dozen sika deer bounded down the hill, past the
In this month's Dorset Life, the editor writes a stirring piece on "Why we need a Dorset National Park and need it soon". See www.dorsetlife.co.uk for more details. #newsletter #news #magazine #dorset #nationalpark
The Dorset National Park Team welcomes the statement by Michael Gove, Secretary of State for DEFRA, that the Government’s review of designated areas to be led by Julian Glover will consider whether more national parks are needed. A Dorset National Park was first proposed along with others which have subsequently gone ahead in a Government report of 1945. For reasons specific to the time it was not then progressed. But now there is cross-county and cross-party support for cons
The Dorset coast is one of the most important areas for rock climbing in Britain and attracts many visitors from across the UK and from overseas. There is a wide variety of climbing available, and the mild climate of the South Coast allows climbing all year round. Climbing has a long heritage in Dorset. Sport Rock climbing started in the 1960s on the limestone sea cliffs near Swanage, which extend for 8 km between Durlston Head and St Aldhelm’s Head. DOWNLOAD THE CASE STUDY H
Dorset’s early heritage is nationally and indeed internationally outstanding. This case study on the archaeology of The Isle of Purbeck from around 9,000BC to 1066 illustrates this. We are most grateful to Lilian Ladle MBE, Visiting Fellow at Bournemouth University, for writing this case study specially for us. It will further inform our submission of evidence to Natural England. A Dorset National Park would have the responsibility and opportunity for promoting awareness, und
See the new and updated introductory leaflet about the National Park proposal HERE. If you would like copies, for example, to circulate to local councillors and societies, please let us know and we’ll get them to you. If your local council or society would like a talk about the National Park proposal, please let us know.
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This will be an important year as we look forward to Natural England's next evaluation of the proposal, submitted in 2013, for a National Park, covering the Dorset and East Devon Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and what remains of Thomas Hardy's Egdon Heath.
Do please help spread the word about the great opportunities a national park offers to our communities and businesses (including farmers, landowners and all those in the tourism sector) as well as conserving