This most recent issue of the BV magazine – don’t forget to use the square-shaped icon bottom right to make it full screen! (and yes, we’re totally different from the original weekly printed Blackmore Vale Magazine – Reach PLC stopped publishing the old newspaper in March 2020)
• Guy Deacon from Sherborne has completed an 18,000 mile solo journey to Cape Town – while living with stage 3 Parkinson’s Disease | Page 4
• One in three of us dreams of throwing in the day job – editor Laura spoke to three award-winnning local business owners who did just that | Page 32
• Equestrian’s BACK! And it returns with plenty of foal foolishness (I sense this won’t be the last we see of this bonkers boy Gawler) | Page 86
• Lucy Nolan turned her love of gundogs into a business – now she’s Dorset’s only Accredited Pet Gundog Instructor | Page 28
• Wildlife writer Jane Adams introduces us to the littlest fox in the garden | Page 92
•Plus there’s pages of brilliant community news, 12 pages of What’s On’s, more wildlife, farming, art, food & drink … and I’ll not bang on again about the BRILLIANT reader’s photography (page 100)
The BV – every month we’re jam-packed with Dorset goodness. News, opinion, people, farming, wildlife … and frankly stunning photography. And it’s FREE. Why wouldn’t you want a flick through?
(if you’re staying tucked up against the weather and have some time to fill, you can see all the back issues here. Or if you really should be getting on, why not have a listen to the podcast while you do that thing you should be doing?)
The BV – the Blackmore Vale magazine – sits in its own space between a free local newspaper and a glossy magazine. Launched in 2020 after the original, much-loved Blackmore Vale Magazine weekly free paper closed, it has swiftly become a trusted powerful voice that covers in-depth community news and issues, combined with entertaining local expert columnists on all aspects of life in a modern rural community.
“my favourite half hour of the month!”
With strong reporting on the biggest local issues, celebrity guests, local profiles, jobs, what’s on, equestrian, art, wildlife, amazing photography, local small businesses… Read it on your tablet, phone, or computer; swish the pages just like a magazine, share articles with friends or family… Fully interactive and always free.
All the back issues - click a cover to read.
The BV is a modern successor to the original Blackmore Vale Magazine – it’s a ‘glossy’ monthly digital magazine from North Dorset, and is for anyone who loves Dorset. Never the free paper you pick up from the floor of the petrol station, The BV is the half hour read you spend a weekend coffee with.
We sit comfortably in our own niche; important local issues and news, along with contemporary rural living. Nationally-important art alongside farming, unique Dorset walks sit with wildlife, leading naturally to the amazing local Dorset food & drink. Not to mention the pages of charity and community news, jobs and business news … all in a glorious high res glossy magazine format with a stunning high-end visual aesthetic.
The BV magazine is a slice of contemporary rural Dorset life – no tabloid headlines, simply reliable news, entertaining columns and unstinting support for local independent small businesses and community causes. Our brilliant team of hugely experienced local columnists include the top five wine merchant in the UK, the CEO of Dorset Chamber, a member of the Guild of Food Writers executive committee, a world-renowned Thoroughbred horse breeder, a rising national star in Three Day Eventing, a popular author with seemingly-limitless knowledge of Dorset’s local history – and even regular contributions from the legendary ex-editor of the original Blackmore Vale Magazine, Fanny Charles …
Remember: we never print – we’re only digital, fully interactive and you can read us anywhere (and if you pop your email in the subscription form, we’ll come straight to your inbox every month).