Bridport Hat Festival

by steveblakesley on August 8, 2012

Yes Bridport ‘s very successful Hat Festival is nearly upon us again , if you are coming to this part of Dorset during the 14th 15th 16th of September make sure you book your accommodation early as the Town is amassed with the Hat enthusiasts .

It surly is a sight to behold if you have never seen it before , now in its third year and growing with strength to strength attracting over 8000 visitors last year.
It is a celebratory weekend full of fun , and workshops etc and not only benefits the town but attracts visitors from far and wide
Definitely not to be missed if you are in the Dorset area
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Colmer’s Hill, Bridport,West Dorset

by steveblakesley on March 26, 2011

Not at lot of people know this but Colmer’s Hill is an iconic land mark just on the outskirts of Bridport , in West Dorset.

Is one of a number of sites that is being put forward to the Olympic committee to be recreated near Tower Hill in time for the 2012 Olympic Games in London ,if selected it will have a number of caves and tunnels created inside.

Make sure you look for updates to see if it has been chosen,The hill itself is 400 ft above sea level and was named after the rector of Symondsbury John Colmer, it has a number of trees at the top which makes it a great subject for artists and photographers , the trees themselves were planted just after world war one.

It is of course a great place to go hiking and offers magnificent views of the area.

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