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The Dorset Urban Heaths Grazing Project
Conservation Grazing on SE Dorset’s Urban Nature Reserves

Those of you who walk your dogs on the urban heaths will increasingly come across areas being grazed by cattle or ponies, bringing scenes reminiscent of the New Forest to your local heath. Click title to read more.

dorset-dogs-round-logoDorset Dogs is looking for a volunteer who is willing to help update the website monthly and to help in the organisation of  the Dorset Dogs Festival in June. If you do have a few hours spare a month and would like to help us administer the project please contact us at or call us on 01202 642787. The office is at the Urban Wildlife Centre, Beacon Hill Lane, Corfe Mullen, BH21 3RX.

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jasper beach 3  There will be new coastal access rights coming into force in stages around the country from 2012; these rights include particular provisions for people with dogs. You will be able to take your dog with you to enjoy areas where the new coastal access rights are in place, provided that you keep them under effective control. Read more about the new rights here.

Dorset Dogs Doggy Festival 2010

Following the success of our first ever Dorset Dogs Dog Festival held at Poole Park in March 2010 we are pleased to announce that we will be holding another festival this year.

The 2011 Festival is on Saturday 11th June at Upton Country Park, Poole, There will be displays, stalls, a dog show and much more.

We look forward to seeing you there, if you are a dog related business or charity and you would like to come along to the event then please contact us.

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