PURBECK’s landmarks and sights feature strongly in the Dorset Echo’s new best-selling book.

The new hardback includes some lovely scenes around Old Harry Rocks, Swanage and Corfe Castle and shows off the county looking at its best.

Dorset: A Photographic Journey in an Olympic Year, is topping the charts in book stores with its pictures of some tourist hotspots through the seasons and places where our team of photographers have captured an eye-catching moment.

In Purbeck that includes an idyllic September scene in Worbarrow Bay and the sun burning off the mist on the River Frome at Wareham.

The globe at Swanage is captured decked in colour with the sun setting behind and there are stunning shots of the sea at Dancing Ledge and Durdle Door.

Mike Lovell, Dorset County Councillor for Purbeck Hills, is not surprised his area features among the 176 beautiful images in the £14.95 book.

“It’s got to be good to use Purbeck as 85 per cent of it is designated as an area of natural beauty.

“It’s a very picturesque place and that’s why all the tourists come.

“So it will be book for residents and tourists to take a look at.”

The stunning images have been captured by the Daily Echo's award-winning photographers and contributors.

The book also contains a special section dedicated to Dorset's involvement in the Olympics and Paralympics this summer.

It is available from good book stores and Dorset Echo offices in Weymouth and Dorchester and the Bridport News office.