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It is possible to reach St Oswald’s Bay via the private road that leaves Lulworth Cove behind the Heritage Centre. Alternatively you can take the coastal footpath from the Heritage Centre car park or you can drive to the Durdle Door car park and walk down the footpath from there. There are fine views along the...
Police, Coastguards and councils are warning the public about the dangers of ‘tombstoning’ in Dorset. Young thrillseekers have been putting their lives at risk by jumping into the sea from a great height – often from the top of cliffs. There have been reports of youngsters jumping off the...
The New Year brings new hope and new possibilities. I am slowly making my way reluctantly to 50. My body can no longer recover like I was twenty, my hair is tinged with grey, the offspring are growing at a rapid rate and my body shape is emerging into...
As part of work to resurface Commercial Road following the removal of the old Weymouth Branch Line tracks, new lining has been installed. Two on-road cycle lanes, one on each side of the road, have been introduced to encourage and help facilitate cycling where traffic volume and speeds are relatively...
20 new wayfinding totems have been installed across Poole Town Centre providing information about the town as well as easy to read maps and directions to local places of interest. The distinctive totems direct people to key destinations across the town including the bus and rail stations, hospital, stadium,...
Access to this section is via the footpath from Osmington village past the PGL outdoor activity centre and the steps to the beach. Jurassic Corallian rocks can be seen immediately reaching the beach and these dip to the east as they are part of an anticlinal fold (dome shape) which...
Hitchhiking across Western Europe is pretty safe compared to the other parts of the world, even for single women. However, there are still many negative connotations attached to this activity. Usually, you hear about hitchhiking in a not-so-positive way. Your parents or teachers will tell you about all the...
Who was Thomas Cook? Thomas Cook was a British businessman who is widely recognised as the founder of the travel agency Thomas Cook & Son. He was born on November 22, 1808, in Melbourne, Derbyshire, England, and died on July 18, 1892, in Leicester, England. In the mid-19th century, Thomas Cook...
Weymouth is officially celebrating once more after the town retained the prestigious Purple Flag accreditation for managing its evening and night-time economy for 2022. Weymouth Town Council, working in partnership with We Are Weymouth BID recently showcased the town’s night-time economy to assessors from the Association of Town and City Management. During their visit, assessors highlighted the work...
A participatory scheme in which the community have a much greater hands on role in the operating of Redlands Sports Hub is due to commence. A new report by Dorset Council officers outlines plans for Redlands Community Sports Hub in Weymouth and puts the long-term future of the indoor facilities in the hands...