Lovers of the outdoors are blessed in the area close to St Mary’s View, with the River Stour located close to the development. As well as being a great base for picnics, the area also features local wildlife, including otters, and a plethora of walking and cycling routes close to the waterside.
Hambledon Hill is also nearby, and this National Nature Reserve features Hod Hill, an ancient Iron Age fort that formerly protected more than 200 houses. Further history can be discovered at Badbury Rings between Blandford Forum and Wimborne Minster. This site, dating from around 800BC is another former Iron Age fort, and it now features a popular walking route designed by the National Trust.
Indoors, tours are available at the Hall and Woodhouse Brewery and The Royal Signals Museum. Both show off the area’s vast history, with the latter offering an insight into how military communication developed over hundreds of years.