Winter – fossils – history – nature – silence

Are you going to England this winter but would like to stay away from busy cities, why not visit Dorset? If you also are a bit interested in geology this beautiful area in the south-west of England should be perfect. This is a great place for relaxation with beautiful coastline and rolling hills, sometimes covered in a bit of snow. The county has several historical towns well worth a visit like Sherborne with its medieval buildings and Abbey castle, historical busy Dorchester and the cozy market-town of Bridport

West Dorset is famously known for its Jurrasic Coast. Winter is actually the perfect season for fossil hunting, as the rougher seas and the tides start to unravel the depths of the beach. You can join a fascinating guided fossil walk from the pretty villages of Charmouth and Lyme Regis . The walks are for free and run more or less every Saturday and Sunday. For detailed information about walks from Charmouth klick here. For walks out from Lyme Regis klick here. 

Don’t be put off by the thought of bad weather, it’s actually often very nice with blue sky and crisp winter air! And with few visitors around, this is my favourite time to visit the coast.

For more ideas and information about places to go, accomodation, winter-events and so on please visit West Dorsets website.


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