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Purbeck Heritage Network

The Purbeck Heritage Network involves a large group of organisations and individuals, who meet at least annually to share ideas and learn about projects taking place in the Purbeck area.

Anyone can join the network and there is no charge to be a member. Contact us to join the network.

The Purbeck Heritage Network Terms of Reference (pdf, 16kb) (opens in a new window) and a list of member organisations (pdf, 219kb) (opens in a new window) are available to download.

Purbeck Heritage Priorities 2017-2021

Purbeck Heritage Priorities 2017-2021 (pdf, 399kb) (opens in a new window) are aligned with the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Management Plan.

Heritage priorities have been identified within 7 categories:

  • landscape
  • biodiversity and habitats
  • coast and sea
  • geodiversity
  • historic and built environment
  • land management and local products
  • exploring, enjoying and learning

The  Purbeck Heritage Strategy 2010 to 2015 (pdf, 2Mb) (opens in a new window) contained an action plan showing projects and areas of work to be implemented by Network members.  Download the updated Purbeck Heritage Strategy Action Plan (pdf, 534kb) (opens in a new window) showing what progress was achieved up until December 2015. 


22 March 2017 meeting agenda and attendees:

Speakers included Julie Hatcher from Dorset Wildlife Trust's Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve and Steve Etches from the Museum of Jurassic Marine Life - The Etches Collection. We also arranged for entry to the Museum and a tour by Steve Etches.

Useful links:

Dorset Wildlife Trust - Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve (opens in a new window)

The Etches Collection - Museum of Jurassic Marine Life (opens in a new window)

16 March 2016 meeting agenda and attendees:

Speakers included Katharine Wright from the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty team, Briony Baxter from Dorset Wildlife Trust and David Brown from the National Trust.


Dorset Fingerpost Project (pdf, 767kb) (opens in a new window)

Dorset Wildlife Trust Community Engagement (pdf, 9Mb) (opens in a new window)

National Trust Purbeck Projects (pdf, 6Mb) (opens in a new window) including Cyril Diver, Langton West Wood and Land, Outdoor and Nature.

Followed by a visit to  The Greenwood Workshop (opens in a new window) to see the woodland management, charcoal burning and craft workshops run by Toby Hoad.

Replacing the Purbeck Heritage Strategy

After the presentations, a short workshop was held to ask Network members to prioritise which areas of work the Network should focus on for the next 5 years (until 2020). Those ideas and priorities were taken forwards as part of the priorities list 2017-2021. (pdf, 399kb) (opens in a new window).

Useful links:

Dorset Fingerpost Project (opens in a new window)

Cyril Diver Project (opens in a new window)

Langton West Wood project leaflet (pdf, 1Mb) (opens in a new window)

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