Explore & record

archaeological marks to record survey dorset

Do you care about animals? Plants? Or even old buildings and prehistoric monuments? If the answer to any of these questions is YES then you have come to the right place. 

Let's come together and protect these beautiful elements of the Dorset countryside!

This area is dense with fascinating history, yet much of it remains unknown. Surprising? It's a huge misconception to suppose the research has been done.

We're seriously far from any 'finished' stage. In fact, we have many areas begging for research. For example, recent aerial photographs indicate that we have only analysed two thirds of the unusual lumps and bumps of the area. What is left to be discovered?

And it's not just a matter for the historically minded...

Wildlife like the Hare, Adonis Blue butterfly and Grey Partridge need recording if we are to understand and protect them. Even our best known and easily recognisable wildlife is poorly studied. In large parts of the South Dorset Ridgeway area there is fewer than one wildlife record a year sent in. One! Is this a rallying cry or what?!

If you can help us change this and give the South Dorset Ridgeway the level of interest it deserves we can provide you with the training and support you need to make a real difference. All you need is a little time and enthusiasm. No experience needed.

Contact our Project Coordinator Jill Hearing for more details.