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A selection of Dorset walks following Thomas Hardy

Dorchester Walking Festival 2023 [Event]
Including Two Walks led by THS Chairman Mark Chutter

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Hardy’s Isle of Slingers: The Well-Beloved [Event]
An exploration of all the mystical island of Portland

Thomas Hardy Landscape Walk [Event]
National Trust August Walks

A Mellstock Poems Walk [Page]
A Mellstock poems walk at the very heart of Hardy country Dorset.

Beaminster and Bridport [Event]
Touring along the Jurassic Coast

The Dynasts: A Thomas Hardy Society Study Day [Event]
The Dynasts is a drama in verse and prose by Thomas Hardy. Hardy himself described this work as ‘an epic-drama of the war with Napoleon, in three parts, nineteen acts and one hundred and thirty scenes’.

Hardy’s Puddletown [Event]
An exploration of Weatherbury

Under the Greenwood Tree: music and dance [Event]
A musical recreation of Under the Greenwood Tree

Stourhead Revisited [Event]
The magnificent home and garden of Hardy’s friend Lady Alda Hoare

About [Page]
The Thomas Hardy Society is an educational Charity founded in 1968 with the intention of promoting public knowledge and understanding of the life and works of the Dorset poet and novelist to anyone with an interest in Thomas Hardy anywhere in the world.

The Thomas Hardy Society Conference and Festival 2022 [Event]
Registration is Open!

A Tess of the d’Urbervilles Tour [Event]
A Tess themed coach tour of Hardy country

Hardy’s Fordington [Event]
A walk through Hardy’s Durnover

Hardy’s Purbeck: Eliza Nicholls & Ethelberta [Event]
The Hand of Ethelberta & A Pair of Blue Eyes

2018 THS Conference [Page]
The Society's 50th anniversary will be mainly focused on the Festival and Conference which will take place from 14th to 21st July.

Solar Park Threatens Hardy Country [News]
A Park the size of 140 football pitches is planned

Stinsford and North Dorchester Walk [Event]
In conjunction with STAND (Save the Area North of Dorchester)

A STAND (Save The Area North of Dorchester) Walk [Event]
A Walk Across the Beautiful Countryside Under Threat From Housing Development Proposals

Outer Casterbridge: Hardy and History Walk [Event]
A Hardy Birthday Weekend Walk to Coincide with the Platinum Jubilee

2016 THS Conference [Page]
Celebrating 130 years since the publication of The Mayor of Casterbridge

Thomas Hardy Confidential [Event]
A fascinating fresh appreciation of a great writer and the people and places he immortalised.

Thomas Hardy Paths Reopened [News]
Dorset Council Forced to Make Paths on The Hardy Way Accessible

Hardy's Wessex [Page]
Hardy's Wessex

Resources [Page]

Dorset Life on Film [Event]
A new celebratory show of old Dorset films from the archive of Windrose Rural Media Trust

Thomas Hardy Country Fair [Event]
Thomas Hardy Country Fair at Kingston Maurward from 12 noon onwards on Sunday 15th July 2018

Revised THS Programme 2020 [News]
A revised programme in light of Covid-19.

Make Your Voice Heard! Support STAND! Save Hardy's Wessex! [News]
Oppose Cultural Vandalism!

Twenty-Fourth International Thomas Hardy Conference and Festival - 2021 [Event]
The rescheduled conference IS STILL GOING AHEAD!

A Hardy Larkin Weekend [Event]
A joint study weekend with the Philip Larkin Society with talks by experts from both societies and walks, including a reconstruction of Larkin’s 1976 visit to Dorchester with Monica Jones.

The 26th International Thomas Hardy Conference and Festival [Event]
The 26th International Thomas Hardy Conference and Festival

Thomas Hardy and Tess at Sturminster Newton Literary Festival 2023 [Event]
Featuring 'The Second Mrs Clare' by Michael Langridge - sequel to 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles'

Hardy's Wessex Under Threat! [News]
Proposed North of Dorchester Development

THS Birthday Weekend [News]
It was an extremely successful weekend - the weather was glorious. Richard delivered a brilliant sermon regarding Hardy at the service at Stinsford.

Hardy and Lockdown by Tracy Hayes [Page]
Hardy and Lockdown

Celebrating 150 Years Since Hardy Met Emma Gifford [Page]
A trip to Cornwall in the footsteps of Hardy and Emma

Thomas Hardy Lecture Series [Event]
Free Lectures Hosted by Mirthy Online Community

A Modern Hardy Pilgrimage by Nancy Powell [News]
As published in The Belting Zodiac

Save Our Dorchester, Save Your County Town! [News]
Stop the development of 4000 on the Water Meadows!

Thomas Hardy Society Conference 2010 Report by Brenda Parry [Page]
Brenda's highlights of the 2010 Conference

2019 [Page]
Minutes from the 2019 AGM and details of Accounts

The Trumpet-Major: A Happy Wessex Pastoral Romance or a Clumsy Historical Narrative? - Faysal Mikdadi [Page]
The Trumpet-Major: A Happy Wessex Pastoral Romance or a Clumsy Historical Narrative?

The Short Stories of Thomas Hardy Chapter 4: Death, Dying and the Macabre [Page]
By Patrick Tolfree

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