Celebrating The Royal Forest That Linked Shaftesbury, Motcombe And Gillingham

We’ve heard a lot about the Gillingham Royal Forest recently.

The location of King John’s historic deer hunting ground was cited as one of the reasons for objecting to the proposed solar farm near Motcombe recently.

Emma Godden

The Dorset Wildlife Trust is steering a three-year project to create awareness of this historic area and its nature. Project manager Emma Godden tells us how to spot signs of the former hunting ground.