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 Filly Loo

The Filly Loo, Ashmore, DorsetThe Filly Loo at Ashmore, near Shaftesbury, a great annual free event outdoors around the village pond. A celebration of the longest day, held on a Friday near to June 21st, when villagers dance beside this singular village pond. Starts at around 7.30pm when The Hambledon Hopstep Band play and call from a cart decorated in greenery to the crowd, dancing in the street.

A Green Man arrives in a procession and takes part in the first dance to start the evening. There are display dances followed by public dancing, then at dusk, the celebrations reach their climax with the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance. This is a torchlit procession with six antlered deer-men and four other costumed characters: a Maid Marion, a bowman, a hobby horse and a fool. The procession and dance is accompanied by a haunting solo melody in a minor key which is very atmospheric. The celebration finishes with the torches in the ground around the pond and everyone holding hands around the pond for the last dance.

Telephone 01747 811413 for more details.