Have a go: Helping the Hillbillies

On the edge of Bridport lies Allington Hill, with great views over the surrounding Jurassic Coast and Marshwood Vale.  The hill and its surrounding meadow and woodland is cared for by the Allington Hillbillies, who need to do some repairs to their woodland circle; a gathering place available for use by the community.  Come along and lend a hand, they’re a lovely bunch!

(c) Sarah Worner

About the event

The Allington Hillbillies have been looking after this very special corner of Dorset for almost 10 years now.  During this time, they’ve improved Cooper’s Woodland, created a wildflower meadow and improved the access and facilities, including a forest school circle and wild play equipment.  All of this does take a little looking after, and they are holding an open day, so that people can come along, find out more and lend a much-needed hand.  There’ll even be working horses there, to do the really heavy work!

The session will be led by experts from the Allington Hillbillies with their band of merry volunteers.  No experience is needed (just enthusiasm).  All equipment will be provided, along with instructions.  Just bring old, warm clothes and sturdy boots.

This event is part of our celebrations for 60 years of the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

We’ve asked some very special people who live and work in this rich and vibrant landscape to share the places they love with you. Join artists, story-tellers, wildlife experts, geologists, farmers, archaeologists to uncover what makes the landscape so outstanding… and find your own place to love along the way. See the full programme of events.


Allington Hill

Date and times


  • All places FREE

Booking and further information

This event is FREE but booking is essential. Please book your place on our Eventbrite page where you will also find further information on location, times and access arrangements.

If you have further queries, please do contact Kate Townsend, Dorset AONB Project Support