More of a 'stand off' than a 'stampede' on safari today, as these young cattle did not want to get out of the water at Wrackleford river. Can't blame them really!
22 days ago
Beautiful views at 'Bat Head' today, overlooking Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. On the way we passed this rather unusually named place!
32 days ago
We are often asked the question 'do sheep really get stuck on their backs and need to be helped up?' Well the answer is yes, and here's the proof! We turned this girl over at Kimmeridge today.
41 days ago
Plenty of wildlife on safari this week, along with some rare wild flowers. Here's an Early Purple Orchid, and our first ever, very rare, White Bluebell - apparently it's an albino version of the Spanish type Bluebell.
We also loved spending a few minutes watching this very cheeky young lamb!
47 days ago
There's nothing quite like a group of new born lambs rushing over to the Land Rover to see who's inside.
64 days ago
Golden Cap (West Dorset)
Lasts 4 hours
On this safari we explore deep into the West Dorset countryside. We travel roughly in a 15 mile radius of the National Trusts famous Golden Cap estate.
We start by traveling along one of the most picturesque coast roads found any where in England today.
We identify some familiar local landmarks.
Then we travel along one of the old smugglers routes where the ‘king of smugglers' organized a thriving trade of contraband in the 18th century.
After viewing some of Marshwood Vales best known land marks, we travel down some beautifully scenic byways that get you face to face with the best of West Dorset country side.
Here there are many stories of civil war, failed rebellions, and religious persecution. Try and guess what these gate post are made of?
Next we visit the famous Colmers hill and the place where Dorset's very own breed of sheep were started.
You will be surprised by the historical importance of this part of Dorset and the influence it once had upon the country.
We travel off road once more to reach the top of Eggardon hill, which many regard as the finest views of any hill fort in the UK.
Finally we travel back to Weymouth across some stunning countryside and past some tiny hamlets, whilst not loosing sight of the Golden Cap.