Rites of Way with Mr Hardy
Welcome to a new Heritage Lottery funded project by ScreenPLAY in partnership with the Thomas Hardy Society to explore the woods around Thomas Hardy’s birthplace in a new way. It will culminate in a web app guiding visitors through the ancient woodland, with stories of tree folklore and Thomas Hardy’s poetry and prose set here.
A pilot project we made with Arts Council Funding at the Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Kingcombe nature reserve gives you an idea of our work. Explore the Drovers’ route here. Click and play to listen to the trail, spin the wheel of trees and click a leaf icon to hear the folklore of each tree.