National Trust rangers will lead you across fields, though a peaceful valley and up to coastal viewpoints, chatting about our nature recovery plans and pointing out wildlife on the way.
Join us on a wildlife walk to discover how we’re taking Weston Farm back into the
The Trust bought the farm in 2022 as part of our vision to join up pockets of land to
create a bigger and better corridor for nature. Stretching from Durlston Country Park
to St Aldhelm’s Head and beyond, this will be a swathe of land where wildlife can
spread and thrive without borders. Where landowners and farmers can work together
to benefit nature. And where people can explore and immerse themselves in the
beauty of the natural world.
After being intensively managed as a dairy and arable farm, the land at Weston is in
a poor condition. But that can change. With sustainable management, the farm has
the potential to recover, bringing back biodiversity and helping tackle the ecological
Come along and find out more!
- How grazing animals will help us manage the farm without chemicals and heavy
- Why we’re monitoring insects like glow-worms and dung beetles.
- What lost bird species we hope to reintroduce, such as the chough and possibly
- And we’ll hopefully see lots of birds gathering before migration, such as swallows,
martins, swifts, wheatears and whinchats.
- No toilets – nearest at Worth Matravers main car park
- Bring your own snacks & water bottle
- Wear sturdy footwear (uneven terrain & can be muddy in wet weather)
- We’re sorry but this walk isn’t suitable for wheelchairs or those with limited mobility due to uneven terrain & hills
- Please dress for the great British weather…
- Well-behaved dogs on leads welcome