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Millions To Be Spent On Protecting Our Countryside

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8:16am 19th June 2013
(Updated 8:17am 19th June 2013)

£2M has been donated to help preserve the countryside from Dorchester to Weymouth and Portland.

The Heritage Lottery Fund means landowners will get support, as well as creating better access to the South Dorset Ridgeway for more people to enjoy the views.

Schoolchildren across the region will also be taught how to use the landscape as an 'outside classroom' from next year.

Andy Foot, Chairman of the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership and local Farmer, said: "This landscape has been shaped by people that have lived and farmed here for 6,000 years. The challenge for us is how we will shape it for the future.

"The South Dorset Ridgeway Landscape Partnership Scheme provides abundant opportunities for the people who live and work here to enjoy this landscape, feel pride in it and make their own contribution to ensure this place retains its special character in a changing, modern world."

The first opportunities to get involved will start later this summer, to find out more CLICK HERE.

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