Wildlife & Ecology Conservation


Course Title: Evolution of the South Dorset Ridgeway
Course Code: CM014

Looking at the bumps and bones of this wonderfully historic landscape of the South Dorset Ridgeway (from Long Bredy to Osmington) you will discover how it formed, the story it tells of the people and animals who lived and died there and the flora and fauna that can be found there.

This course is aimed at those who have an interest in the history, geology, culture and wildlife of where they live. You may be retired, a friend of our Dorset countryside, a farmer or a parent/teacher who wants to inspire the next generation. Alternatively, you might be a guest house owner or otherwise involved in the tourist industry with a desire to pass the story of the Ridgeway on to local visitors. The course combines both theorectical and practical elements and benefits from the expertise of a range of guest speakers and specialist visits.



College Certificate

Course Content

History of the Ridgeway
Geology and archaeology of the Ridgeway
Habitat management
Ecological surveys
Species identification
Cultural values of the Ridgeway
Rural skills
Walking the "Ridgeway"
Farming on the Ridgeway
Tourism on the Ridgeway

Entry Requirements

Interest and enthusiasm in the Ridgeway and happy to attend walks and talks under a range of weather conditions.