Hello and welcome to Dear Dorset. It’s taken a little bit of time, but our blog is finally here! To keep it brief, we’re going to be sharing our trips around the south coast – where to go, what to do and, most importantly, where you can get a good cup of tea!

If you’re not already following us on Instagram, you can find us @deardorset. And if you want to find out a little more, keep on scrolling down.


Having met in 2016 through work, Charlotte was appalled to find out that Fern had (despite having moved to Christchurch at the age of 6) visited very little of the south coast as an adult. So, armed with one National Trust membership, a Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II and, more often than not, a picnic, we started to explore. Three years, multiple days out and a lot of photos later, we decided it was about time we started sharing our trips through more than the odd Story on our personal Instagram accounts. And so, Dear Dorset was born!

We’ll be using this space to share guides to some of our favourite places in Dorset and further afield! As well as pretty photos, we’re hoping to offer handy insights such as where to park, what to pack, when you should opt for wellies over trainers and any other things we think you might need to know.

We’re excited to get started!