A Sunday Walk around Ringstead Bay

A couple of weekends ago, after a damp Saturday, we decided to spend Sunday afternoon wandering around Ringstead Bay, a pebble beach near Osmington.

We visited Ringstead once in the summer holidays and the views in the bay are beautiful. In the summer, we paid £5 and parked in the beach cafe car park which is only a short walk to the shore. This time, we decided to make use of our National Trust membership (It’s a No-Brainer) and park in the car park on top of the hill and then walk down to the beach.

When we got there, a herd of sheep were crossing the road in front of us and TJ found this absolutely hilarious. He grabbed some grass and tried to feed some of them, but they were having none of it!

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Open Farm Sunday – Field Barn Farm

One thing that we have really noticed since moving to Dorset is that during the summer months, there literally isn’t a weekend that goes by without something exciting going on! Recently there has been the Kite Festival in Weymouth, the Wheels Festival in Bournemouth and Fish and Ships on Portland to name but a few.

This weekend, some friends told us about Open Farm Sunday  which was something we meant to go to last year but didn’t have time!

Open Farm Sunday is a national event where real working farms open their doors to the public to allow them to see how food is produced and how farming affects our lives. Each farm offers different activities and experiences including tractor rides, machinery demonstrations and milking displays.

We had the choice of three different farms within a 30 minute drive from us but decided to go to Field Barn Farm in Blandford.

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