A birds eye view of the Isle of Portland

This Land


This Land is a project exploring and celebrating the unique natural and built heritage of the Isle of Portland.

This two-year project aims to raise awareness, collate, share knowledge and empower our resident community to protect and enhance their environment.
Through a programme of activities and discussions, creative workshops, walks and talks we will explore the history and biodiversity of two unique Portland sites, asking questions and initiating conversations about our environment and future.
This Land focuses on two fragile and unique natural and built heritage sites identified as at risk - the last remaining area of original Portland landscape at Portland Bill and the ruins of a Tudor cottage on the seafront at Chiswell.
Thanks to National Lottery players
Supported by:
Kestrelman Trust and Valentine Trust.
Exploring biodiversity,
and land use with a focus
on the landscape at the
southern tip of the island

Project events

A photograph of Portland from the air

This Land Project - drop in and find out more

Saturday 19 March 11 - 4pm

St Georges Centre

Drop-in and find out more about our latest project This Land


Become a 'This Land' Researcher

21 May 11- 4pm

St Georges Centre
Want to learn practical new skills and find out about the hidden histories of Portland?  .