Villages & Parishes

The villages and towns of North Dorset establish the regional character with local stone building materials, medieval churches and characterful inns.The winding country lanes buzz with farming activity and small local businesses abound.

Served by its local towns the area  is a microcosm of the challenges facing rural communities. Public transport issues and access to services, social support for the elderly and disabled, mobility for the young and the employed and poor internet connectivity combine to make this as challenging a set of issues as any urban setting has. Time does not stand still and towns and villages reinvent themselves by absorbing new homes and inhabitants, traffic patterns, and changes in employment and local industry options.

Note: Where no website link exists in a village page we suggest you use a web search to find information about a location.

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