The Discovery Project


  • People - welcoming visitors and improving volunteer facilities
  • Heritage - creating opportunities for visitors to appreciate the Estate's diverse history 
  • Landscapes - re-instating historical pathways, re-introducing vistas and features



How to Get Involved

Through the Discovery Project we will restore our historical features, re-instate landscapes that have been lost over time, enhance the grounds, create a new welcome centre and offer better access to training and education, focusing on the natural environment.

Volunteers will play a key role in the development of the Discovery Project and there are a number of ways in which the local community can get involved:

Volunteering Opportunities

Public Surveys

Public support is vital to the project; would you be happy to talk to the public to gather opinions about the Country Park and the planned events & activities?

Historical Research

Work with our appointed interpretation consultants and Poole Museum History Centre to gather valuable information about the history of the Country Park.

Project Support

We are working towards Round Two, the main funding application … can you offer some time to assist our project team with the development phase, based at Upton House?


We will be planning community engagement activities to support our plans and raise vital funds for our partnership funding. Is this something you can help with?

Please contact us for details about any of the volunteering opportunities

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