Ramblers have taken inspiration from our beautiful countryside to create poetry - and you can have a go too.

Sarah Acton, the Jurassic Coast's poet in residence, encouraged walkers to create their own writing, stimulated by the environment, on a poetry walk which started at Beaminster took the group on winding tour through west Dorset's countryside.

The Jurassic Coast's Poet in Residence project is an ongoing project spanning the 95 miles of the Jurassic Coast. Sarah works with local East Devon and west Dorset museums and organisations to encourage the appreciation of the natural environment and poetry and connecting creativity to nature.

By visiting various host venues along the coast and by becoming poet in residence this summer, Sarah has been able to arrange various activities in the area.

The latest walk, organised by Beaminster Museum and the Beaminster Ramblers, made frequent stops for those taking part to reflect the principles of poetry, with poetry readings and time for the ramblers’ own creative efforts as they went from Beaminster’s Julia memorial to Edmund Coombe Coppice.

As the weather closed in, 'the mist rolled over the copse and the atmosphere became perfect for contemplation and sharpening the creativity of the party,' said organisers.

Sarah, who has a masters degree in professional writing, moved to the area in 2015 and became inspired the World Heritage Site.

She has published a Jurassic Coast poetry book, compiling pieces written during her residency so far.

Sarah is due to lead more short poetry walks on May 28, when the country’s smallest National Nature Reserve (NNR), Horn Park Quarry, opens to the general public for the first time.

The quarry, on the road between Beaminster and Broadwindsor, is well-known internationally by geologists for the quality and range of its fossils.