Holt Heath is one of Dorset’s largest remaining areas of lowland heathland, managed by the National Trust. It is four miles north of Wimborne Minsters. Historically the heath was used to graze livestock owned by local people. The grazing maintained the habitat. When it ceased in around 1950 the habitat began to deteriorate, however it is now managed to prevent further deterioration. Cattle have recently been reintroduced to help manage the land.
Heaths have provided a large amount of inspiration for the December calendar. Dorset is unique in that it has a lot of heathland, and it provides sanctuary for a huge amount of wildlife. Each heath has its unique characteristics and can provide endless inspiration for colourways.
Holt Heath by Becca