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Dorset is a rural county in the south of England. The major settlements are Poole/Bournemouth, Weymouth and Dorchester, plus several small market towns. The landscape of the county is mixed, with chalk downs, wide vales, and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site on the English Channel coast. Read more at Wikipedia.

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Blackmore vale

The Blackmore Vale is a wide valley in North Dorset, dotted with small villages and dairy farms - Thomas Hardy's vale of the little dairies (981 photos).

Jurassic Coast

The Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Site that stretches from Ballard Down, Dorset, to Exmouth, Devon. (289 photos).

Purbeck

The Isle of Purbeck is a coastal district in the south-east of the county (272 photos).

Portland

Portland is a small island lying just off the coast at Weymouth, full of quarries and exposed to the stormy seas (270 photos).

Weymouth

Weymouth is a georgian coastal town, with historic harbour and popular tourist beach (138 photos).

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Portland Bill

Portland Bill

Sign not in use

Sign not in use

bales & clouds

bales & clouds

Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis

Gold Hill

Gold Hill

Stalbridge Church

Stalbridge Church

St George's

St George's

Jurassic Coast

Jurassic Coast

Stalbridge Churchyard

Stalbridge Churchyard

Sydling Valley

Sydling Valley

Knowlton Circles

Knowlton Circles

Poolestown

Poolestown

Poole Harbour

Poole Harbour

Bournemouth Beach

Bournemouth Beach

Ashmore Pond

Ashmore Pond

Kimmeridge

Kimmeridge

On Eggardon

On Eggardon

Christchurch Harbour

Christchurch Harbour

Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle

On Eggardon

On Eggardon

Purbeck Hills

Purbeck Hills

Sherborne

Sherborne

On Hambledon

On Hambledon

Horton Tower

Horton Tower

Blackmore Vale

Blackmore Vale

Holy Trinity, Shaftesbury

Holy Trinity, Shaftesbury

Roke Farm

Roke Farm

Playing planes

Playing planes

Web

Web

Knowlton Church

Knowlton Church

Sydling Valley

Sydling Valley

King Stag

King Stag

Blackmore Vale

Blackmore Vale

Kimmeridge

Kimmeridge

Rampisham Down

Rampisham Down

Still Falling

Still Falling

Where the streets are paved with fossils

Where the streets are paved with fossils

Red Arrows sculpture

Red Arrows sculpture

Gold Hill

Gold Hill

Brewer's Quay HDR

Brewer's Quay HDR

Eastwell Lane

Eastwell Lane

Chesil Beach

Chesil Beach

Swyre Head

Swyre Head

Jurassic Coast

Jurassic Coast

Durdle Door

Durdle Door

Fontmell Down

Fontmell Down

Milton Abbas

Milton Abbas

Morning mist

Morning mist

St George's

St George's

Sherborne Abbey

Sherborne Abbey

Ryme Intrinseca library

Ryme Intrinseca library

field

field

Portland

Portland

Bournemouth Beach

Bournemouth Beach

Durdle Door

Durdle Door

Trailway

Trailway

Blackmore Vale

Blackmore Vale

Old Harry

Old Harry

Kington Magna

Kington Magna

Lyme Regis Harbour

Lyme Regis Harbour

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Martin

Hi

Came across this excellent collection of Dorset photos by accident.

Just need to add a correction to the text relating to the radio station on Rampisham Down.

The site now belongs to VT Communications and does indeed relay BBC World Service broadcasts not only to Europe but worldwide on the high frequency (HF) or shortwave bands.

In the current commercial climate where maximising revenue from such facilities is essential, the company also leases airtime at the site to other international broadcasters, such as Algeria's Holy Qu'ran Network and NHK's Radio Japan, who wish to provide better signals into western Europe than would be possible with transmitters located on their own territory.

There are no domestic radio transmitters at Rampisham on either long wave, medium wave or VHF/FM, however there is a small UHF television transmitter which acts as a local relay for the main regional station at Stockland Hill.

The Rampisham site has also participated in experimental transmissions using the new digital modulation system known as Digital Radio Modiale (DRM) which may eventually replace the Amplitude Modulation (AM) used on long, medium and shortwaves. DRM provides almost FM-like quality and also stereo while taking up much less space on the crowded radio dial.

Posted at 2006-07-28 21:40:47 - [Ban] - [Del]

talitha

Lovely pictures and I have used this site lots of times now

once again the pictures are butiful

best regards

talitha

Posted at 2007-02-05 19:06:38 - [Ban] - [Del]

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