Plan your visit
This year’s Inside Out Dorset will take place at five of Dorset’s remarkable urban and rural locations: Moors Valley Country Park & Forest, Poole, Christchurch, Symondsbury Estate and Weymouth.
With the current climate crisis, we try to work in a greener way and understand that we all need to be part of the solution in protecting our planet. We encourage you to consider how you get to the festival and adapt to ‘greener’ ways if possible.
We aim to make our festival as accessible as possible and list Access information on each event page.
Moors Valley Country Park & Forest
Friday 17 – Sunday 19 September 2021
You can walk or cycle to Moors Valley from Ringwood or West Moors along the Castleman Trailway. You can access the north end of the Country Park from Potterne Way in Verwood by walking through the playing fields at Potterne Park. The number 38 More Bus service that covers the Ferndown and Ringwood area stops at Lions Lane, near the main entrance to Moors Valley. From here it is just over a mile walk to the Visitor Centre.
Scroll down for our Access Guide for Moors Valley Country Park & Forest. NB The Access Guides contain Vimeo links to films of the festival locations.
Friday 24 and Saturday 25 September 2021
You can walk or cycle to the event site from Weymouth Train Station or Kings Statue Bus Stops, both of which are less than 0.5 miles away. Weymouth Train Station has regular stopping services between Weymouth and London Waterloo, and Gloucester and Weymouth. First Wessex, Dorset & South Somerset run services to Weymouth from Poole, Dorchester, Portland, Bridport and Axminster.
Scroll down for our Access Guide for Weymouth.
Poole – lower High Street and Quay
Saturday 18 September 2021
You can walk or cycle to the event site from Poole Train Station or Poole Bus Station, both of which are 0.7 miles away. There are 1,200 Beryl bikeshare bicycles across the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole area, with a Beryl Bike Bay located behind Poole Museum. Prices start at 5p per minute. Download the Beryl app to use one of the bikes. Poole Train Station has regular stopping services between Weymouth and London Waterloo. The number 1 Yellow Bus service runs between Poole Bus Station, Bournemouth and Christchurch. More Buses run services to Poole Bus Station from around Poole, Bournemouth and Swanage. The Route One service travels from Poole Central Bus Station every 15-30 minutes Monday to Saturday, stopping at Poole High Street and Poole Quay.
Scroll down for our Access Guide for Poole
Christchurch – The Quomps
Sunday 19 September 2021
You can walk or cycle to the event site from Christchurch Train Station (0.8 miles away) or the bus stops on Christchurch High Street (0.4 miles away). There are 1,200 Beryl bikeshare bicycles across the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole area, with Beryl Bike Bays located at both ends of The Quomps. Prices start at 5p per minute. Download the Beryl app to use one of the bikes. Christchurch Train Station has regular stopping services between Weymouth and London Waterloo. The numbers 1, 1b, 4, 21 and 33 Yellow Bus services run to Christchurch High Street. The numbers X1 and X2 More Bus services run between Bournemouth and Lymington, stopping at Christchurch.
Scroll down for our Access Guide for Christchurch
Friday 24 – Sunday 26 September 2021
You can walk or cycle from Bridport to the Symondsbury Estate, which is approximately 1.5 miles from Bridport Bus Station. Bridport Cycles are based at the Symondsbury Estate, open Wednesday to Saturday 10am-6pm, and Sunday 10am -2pm. Bike hire is £25 per day. Discounts available for multiple bikes or days. Dorchester South Train Station has regular stopping services between Weymouth and London Waterloo. Dorchester West Train Station has stopping services between Gloucester and Weymouth. Please note, if arriving by train you will also need to take a bus from Dorchester to the event site. First Wessex, Dorset & South Somerset run three services that stop at Bridport Bus Station. The X51 runs between Dorchester South Train Station and Axminster; the X52 runs between Weymouth King’s Statue and Bridport; and the X53 runs between Axminster and Bridport.
Please be aware that there are ticks present in the bracken and long grass at Symondsbury Estate. It is advised to wear long trousers, and shoes rather than sandals where possible to prevent ticks reaching your skin.