The Great Field

The Great Field is the largest area of green space in Poundbury. The field is easily accessible from both Poundbury and the older parts of Dorchester, with direct access from Damers First School. The field already features sports pitches, a multi-use games area and outdoor gym equipment.

In the last two years, further significant work has been undertaken on the Great Field, including

  • planting of over 400 trees and some 26,000 shrubs and hedging plants
  • establishment of further wildflower areas
  • a network of paths
  • opening of the Great Field Pavilion – providing a cafĂ© for visitors and the headquarters of a superb Dorset based charity (the Alcohol Education Trust)

2021 will see further additions, including

  • the magnificent new play area, with equipment suitable for toddlers through to teenagers
  • benches and rubbish bins
  • the final tree and shrub planting
Great Field in July 2021

Great Field in July 2021

    Great Field in July 2021 Outdoor gym equipment on the Great Field The Great Field with St John's Way in the distance The Great Field with Damers First School in the distance The Great Field in the snow Network of tracks Wildflower meadow Play equipment coming later in 2021 Planting in 2020 Play equipment coming in 2021