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Finding Dorset's Poppy Fields

Posted on
July 22, 2019

I love instagram for giving me ideas for days out with the kids and something I have been wanting to do for a while is to take the kids to see a field filled with flowers.

Eliza is my little flower girl and during our country walks, can often be found sat next to a batch of wildflowers with her book, trying to identify them.

A couple of weeks ago my husband told me he spotted a poppy field on the way to work, just past the popular National Trust location, Badbury Rings, near Wimborne.

The field is accessible from Badbury rings, however, we found a small carpark and pathway that allowed access to the field a little further along the Blandford Road.

There are several pathways through the poppies to choose from, meaning that you don’t disturb the flowers themselves.

If you do go exploring, I recommend you wear sturdy shoes as the ground is quite uneven underfoot.

We spent about an hour exploring the field, before heading to Barford Farm for a much needed ice cream treat.

Have you found any poppy fields near you?

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    Anne Fraser

    July 22, 2019

    I love the video. The poppies are beautiful.

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    July 23, 2019

    What great photos! It really show just how well they blossom at this time of year!

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    July 25, 2019

    Oh they are beautiful, I like that there are pathways so you don’t disturb the poppies

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    July 25, 2019

    No poppy fields around us here. The one you got here is so beautiful.

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    July 28, 2019

    Thanks for this, adding to our Dorset itinerary.

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    Cindy Batchelor

    August 6, 2019

    These photos are beautiful! I wish we had poppy fields around here! Gorg!

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    August 7, 2019

    They are the most curious flowers, I loved picking them up when I was a kid and the fields look so magical when they are in full bloom. Thank you for bringing back this memory.

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    alexandra cook

    August 7, 2019

    I enjoyed your beautiful pictures. I have never seen a poppy field and looking forward to experience finding it too 😉

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    Agnes Dela Cruz

    August 8, 2019

    Fun times going outdoor. love the sun!

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    August 8, 2019

    I wish we had a field like this local to us. I would love to go and take a million pictures!

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    Pati Robins

    August 8, 2019

    the poppy fields in Dorset are just divine and i so would love to visit with my family

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    August 8, 2019

    Omg now that is one pretty field! I don’t believe I have ever seen a poppy field! Need to add it to my bucket list

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    Jennifer Prince

    August 10, 2019

    So fun to find and explore such a lovely field of flowers. It looks so gorgeous, and I’m glad the kiddos enjoyed it!

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