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.
I got a mail from Clare at FirstGreatWesternRailway telling me about England’s probably most scenic and beautiful train route. If you still have some days of vacation left, and are going by train in England, don’t miss out the line between Newton Abbot and Exeter St Davids in Cornwall! It passes through the two sea-side towns of Dawlish and Teignmouth. This stretch of track runs along the coastline, and can be very picturesque with an absolutely stunning view!
The FirstGreatWestern trains between Penzance and London Paddington operate along this route, and services run approximately every hour. The cheapest way to travel between London and Cornwall is to buy one of our train-passes. More info in our webshop.
have a nice trip!
Saw a commercial today about a TV-show that started a while ago on the Swedish channel Kunskapskanalen. Today at 22.00 the seventh episode of Kustspaning is aired.
The show is about the British Islands coastlines with topics like historic sights, geography, archaeology and zoology and both experts and people living there will be interviewed along with beautiful pictures from all over Britain.
The episode today will be about the Hebrides, an archipelago on the Scottish west coast with an interesting history dating back to the Stone Ages. We will hear the story about the sinking of the ship S/S Politicians, the ship that became a legend, a book and a movie (Whiskey Galore!). We will also follow Alice as she visits the Lewis Island and learn how to make peat into oil and Neil investigates a more than thousand years old stone.
I thought this sounded like a really interesting show, and I will definitely watch it at 22.00 tonight. Unfortunately there is only four episodes left, and SVT haven’t got the show on SVT Play, but all the more reason to start watching.