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
Purbeck Hills (East Dorset)
Lasts 4 hours
This is our best selling and most popular safari. On the Purbeck Hills we travel over un spoilt countryside viewing Corfe Castle, Dorset's best loved land mark from every angel.
We enter the Purbeck Hills across the River Frome, and head immediately east across the Stoborough heathlands some of the most important low land heath in the world. Then on around the Arne peninsula, a place almost forgotten by time.
We climb some rugged tracks for some close up pictures of Corfe Casle ~ and find out how Oliver Cromwell finally defeated The loyalist Banks family!
Before picking our way through little used country lanes, where wildlife of every kind abounds.
As we journey on we can observe how the latest in 21st century oil production has linked hand in hand with some of the world's most environmentally sensitive areas like Poole harbour, Brownsea Island and Sandbanks.
We then pause to admire just what has been achieved by local craftsmen over the last 200, years and learn a bit about the famous Lord Eldon's legacy in the Purbeck area.
Then we head west over the old hill top ridge into Kimmeridge and Tyneham, which all have their own fascinating stories to tell.
After traveling through some of the most spectacular scenery the Jurassic Coast has to offer we finally visit the Purbeck 'Ball clay' region where the famous Josiah Wedgewood made his fortune back in 1770.
Carol and I were born and raised in the Isle of Purbeck, and look forward to telling you a few local tales and funny stories about life in this part of the world.