The Dorsetarian

Dorset Ghost Walks

If you are looking for something different this year, then ghost tours can provide some great entertainment, especially if they're ghost tours after dark.
Alistair Chisholm's Dorchester Ghost Walks
Weymouth Ghost Walks
Haunted Harbour Tours
Granny Cousin's Ghost Walks of Old Poole Town
The Bridport Ghost Walk

The Little Green Dragon Hand Painted Gifts

The Sturminster Cat

Location: The Castle and the Hollow, Sturminster Newton

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The Hollow Horror

Sturminster CastleAt Sturminster Newton there was once a terrifying creature, which ran along a track parallel to the main road at a place called the Hollow. The Rev J.B Hirst, a local clergyman in 1965, knew of someone who spoke of it as a large black dog.

Yet there is a much older record, which shows it to, been a large cat, which appears in a 1907 manuscript 'Reminiscences of Sturminster Newton' by Robin Young.

Sturminster Cat"a story was often told them of a wild and savage monstrous cat which haunted the remains of the old castle and was often seen on Newton Hill. Such horrid tales were told of this monsterous cat, with eyes as big as tea saucers, that many children were afraid to pass that way, and not only children but grown up people would be so afraid that they would walk on the main road below the hill to avoid the creature."