My top five places to visit


Employ My Ability offers vocational training for students with learning disabilities and special educational needs and disabilities. One of their students, Maddie Walters, has spent the last term working on her journalism skills with the aim of writing a column for us. – Ed

Hi, and how are you doing?
This month I am doing a ‘top 5’ list based on my favourite places to visit across North Dorset and surrounding areas, so you can be inspired to go and explore beautiful area.
Here are my top 5 places in North Dorset:

Stourhead is one of my favourite places to visit, because it has beautiful nature and fantastic scenery. It is accessible for wheelchair users and it’s disabled-friendly. During the summer holidays lots of people visit forthe nice walks in the sunshine.

Hauser and Wirth

Hauser and Wirth is an art gallery in Bruton where you can look in the gallery and see the artwork, and then eat in the café next to a big firepit. This gallery also does workshops so you can experience different art styles, learn about art in Dorset and also have a shop.

Gold Hill

Gold Hill in Shaftesbury has some lovely views, and is famous for an advert that’s filmed there. Everyone local knows it, but when was the last time you actually went there to enjoy it?

Sculpture by the Lakes

At Pallngton Lakes near Dorchester, Sculpture by the Lakes is an amazing place to go during the spring and summer months. The nature and beauty of this place is fantastic and it is very disabled-friendly.

Hambledon Hill

Hambledon Hill is a beautiful hill situated in the Blackmore Vale. It’s tough to get to the top, but the scenery is stunningly pleasing.

These are my top five places to visit in North Dorset – I hope you enjoyed them!

Maddie Walters


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