A wellbeing walk will take place close to Thomas Hardy's cottage at Higher Bockhampton and surrounding Thorncombe woods.

This gentle ranger-led walk will follow surfaced paths to explore the seasonal changes on the reserve and will be held on Thursday, August 11 at 10.10am from the Hardy's Birthplace Visitor Centre.

A spokesperson said: "You will be encouraged to use your senses as you wander, such as to hear the crisp autumn leaves under foot, the taste of a blackberry, listen to the song of a wren or the feel of warm winter sun.

"Each walk unique as nature leads us through its continuing transformation with the sun."

All terrain mobility scooters can be hired for these walks at the time of booking.

The event is free and open to all but with a suggested donation of £3, and parking at the centre is £1 per hour.

Booking is essential on 01305 251228.