Discovering Britain: Hardy's Dorset

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When: 01 Jan 2013 - 31 Dec 2014

Cost: Free

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Walks & Trails


Partly real, partly dream
Explore the landscapes of Thomas Hardy’s Dorset

Follow in the footsteps of one of Britain's greatest writers - Thomas Hardy. The West Dorset landscape where Hardy grew up inspired his writing. It also created an enduring vision of rural England. This walks explores Hardy Country and finds how much of his ‘Wessex’ remains and how much has changed. This is a free self-guided walk. To find out more visit

Distance: 5 ¼ miles

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Hardy's Dorset
Thorncombe Woods Car Park, Cuckoo Lane, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8QJ


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