Golden Cap from Charmouth, 2004. Attribution: Nigel Chadwick
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Dorset ( DOR-sit; archaically: Dorsetshire DOR-sit-sheer, -⁠shər) is a ceremonial county in South West England. It is bordered by Somerset to the north-west, Wiltshire to the north-east, Hampshire to the east, the English Channel to the south, and Devon to the west. The largest settlement is Bournemouth, and the county town is Dorchester.

Over half the county is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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Regular events

Dorchester Green Drinks

see also: Dorset Eco Calendar, TTWP.NET

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Biodiversity[edit | edit source]

Rewilding[edit | edit source]

  • Wilder Dorset, project of Dorset Wildlife Trust: "plans for transforming the landscape from being intensively managed to letting nature take the lead will be developed in conjunction with the surrounding community, giving local people more opportunities to connect with nature while also benefitting local wildlife."[1]

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News and comment[edit | edit source]


  • Hundreds march in Dorchester in protest at housing plans, BBC News (Apr 03, 2022) — protest at plans to build 4,000 houses on open land and "desecrate" the Thomas Hardy countryside


England's first community rewilding project launches in Dorset, Sep 6[2]

The activist entrepreneurs running zero-waste shops, Aug 6[3]


Support growing for National Park bid (which could bring £90m funding to Dorset), May 18[4]


Dorset organisation wins national award for innovative health project, Nov 10[5]

Bournemouth is a step closer to becoming world leader in green economy, Oct 6[6]

New seafront recycling campaign launched, Aug 2[7]

Bournemouth's getting a weekly food market... sort of, Jul 13[8]

Bournemouth's first ever Street Kitchen to help town's homeless, May 14[9]


Bournemouth and Poole become the world's first Sustainable Fish City, April 17[10]


Test run for Poole Harbour heat project, July 21[11]

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Can you help with NuFEAST?: send us your top tips for eating sustainably

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Wikipedia: Dorset

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