Mushrooms – The Dorset Fungus Group

Previously unseen, this article continues our series on our fungal friends by Mark Pike, of The Dorset Fungus Group – the mighty DFG! Here, he describes some of the group’s interesting forays during 2015. Words and images by Mark Pike. Some...

Wilkswood Farm

Wilkswood Farm A Conservation Showcase In many respects, Paul Loudoun is a rare breed of farmer, becoming less so as the benefits of older methods of farming are better appreciated. Full article plus extra photos and words from edition 3. By Geoffrey...

Star Spores – Dorset Fungus Group

These bizarre, strange looking fungi were recorded back in 2008 by mushroom aficionada Mark Pike of the Dorset Fungi Group (DFG). Weird and wonderful! Words and images by Mark Pike. the Dorset Fungus Group. These are a few of the rarer...

Time Weavers – Withy Lobster Pots

Full article from edition 5 By Geoffrey Stubbs Images by Starlight Photography & G Stubbs   Triangulated above the ancient mine-pocked cliffs of Winspit and Seacombe stands an old chicken shed. It looks a little flimsy for this side of the ridge, being...

Making Charcoal – Greenwood Workshop

We followed Toby Hoad, he of The Greenwood Workshop, for a few days to see how charcoal is made the old-fashioned way. He sources timber from woodlands that he manages here in Purbeck - these days, with the help of a...

Rhubarbylicious – Jam Recipe

  Full recipes from edition 6 The Jammy Bodger Gets Tangy By Mel Sellings Illustration by Helen Young    Love it or hate it, call it fruit or veg, everyone has an opinion about it. I'm talking rhubarb, sometimes called ‘pie plant’. When I first...

Fish Source – Kimmeridge

Fishing the Purbeck waters is an ancient occupation. Here, we talk to Nick Ford of Kimmeridge about what it takes to bring in the catch. Full Article from edition 4, 2012, photography by Graham Horne, words by Geoff Stubbs.

Ploughing A Straight Furrow

These photographs record the 2011 Wareham & Purbeck YFC and The Purbeck Vintage Ploughing Committee’s 35th Annual Ploughing Match at Warren Farm, Bere Regis, which took place on 28th September 2011. In this photo essay, photographer Michael Gale captures some...