The Dorsetarian

Dorset Ghost Walks

If you are looking for something different this year, then ghost tours can provide some great entertainment, especially if they're ghost tours after dark.
Alistair Chisholm's Dorchester Ghost Walks
Weymouth Ghost Walks
Haunted Harbour Tours
Granny Cousin's Ghost Walks of Old Poole Town
The Bridport Ghost Walk

The Little Green Dragon Hand Painted Gifts

The Wildman of Yellowham Woods


Location: Yellowham Woods, near Dorchester

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Bigfoot's Dorset Cousin

WoodwoseWoodwose (otherwise Wodewose, Wodewese, Woodwyse  and Wudawasa) means Wild Man. These were savage, hairy, humanoid creatures similar to the American Bigfoot that were said to inhabit the woods of pre-Christian Europe.

Woodwoses were once thought to inhabit the woods of Yellowham Hill near Dorchester. They had the habit of abducting young girls from the nearby villages, many of whom fell pregnant.

One such incident befell a young girl, and when questioned by magistrates, she replied: 'Please your worshipfuls, 'twere the Wild Man of Yal'ham.'