FLAVOURS: A Taste of the Dorset Countryside

The FLAVOURS project is creating fresh avenues for individuals from ethnic minority and refugee backgrounds, as well as community groups and Dorset residents, to experience and connect with the rich landscapes of Dorset.

We’re on a mission to help them explore a variety of farms and open spaces right in their own local environment.

Food will be the focus of all our activities – to share food and drink in all its glorious expressions, from picnics, shared lunches and recipe swaps, to baking and cooking together, sharing food stories and traditions!

About the Project

The vital ingredient for this project is an enthusiastic partnership between the Dorset National Landscapes team, Dorset Race Equality Council, Dorset Food & Drink and Activate Performing Arts, with support from the Farming in Protected Landscapes programme and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The project aims to engage a wider range of people in the food-related landscape heritage of the Dorset and Cranborne Chase National Landscapes, and make new connections with ethnic minority communities in Dorset, using food as a common language to explore green spaces within the protected landscapes.

FLAVOURS looks forward to co-creating a delicious mix of food and landscape activities with community groups and our project partners during 2024; connecting with the land, our heritage and each other. 

This season, we’re rolling out a series of co created FREE taster activities designed to welcome and help you discover the beauty of Dorset. Or revisiting places that mean a lot to you – which you would like to share with others in your community.  

By sharing delicious local food and drink as part of the experience, we can forge new friendships and create new and lasting memories – one bite at a time.  

Taster Co-Created Activities: 

Whether you’re new to Dorset or eager to explore with us, there’s something for everyone.

  • Our group sizes typically range from 15 to 50 people (including children and families). But smaller groups are also welcome.
  • Tell us about your group, or better still invite us to come and see you! 
  • We love to meet and get to know groups and communities before inviting you to come out on a FLAVOURS visit with us.
  • Leave the logistics to us: 
  • From arranging your travel to organising lunch, we’ve got everything covered.  
  • Here’s a short menu of the spaces and places we are excited to to show and share with you. 

Thorncombe Woods (near Dorchester): Take a leisurely walk through the woods with us and enjoy a

Eggardon Hill Fort: Experience 360-degree views while picnicking.

Durlston Country Park: (near Swanage): Coastal walks and picnics.

Peveril Point & the Swanage Downs: Coastal views, walks and picnics.

Blackdown: (The Hardy Monument, near Weymouth): Stunning views, walking trails, and picnic spots.

Maiden Castle Hillfort:(near Dorchester): Explore, views, walking trails, and picnic areas.

Studland Beach: (near Corfe Castle): Perfect for walks, games, and picnics.

How to get Involved: 

If you’d like to continue the conversation or co-create an event with your community, simply drop us a line at hello@dorsetfoodanddrink.org or call us on 01305 224717. 

We’re here to help you discover the FLAVOURS and landscapes of Dorset, so feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

Let’s make connections, explore together, and discover the FLAVOURS of our beautiful county!


Share This Post:

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest
Share on email

Other News & Updates

Our Sponsors

The work of Dorset Food and Drink is kindly supported and sponsored by a number of businesses based in the local area. You can find out more about their work by clicking on their logo.

Sign up for offers and news

We’ll never bombard you with emails – only great offers and news

© 2022 Dorset Food and Drink | All Rights Reserved | Website By MiHi

© 2022 Dorset Food and Drink.
All Rights Reserved. Website By MiHi