10 December 2015
I was born and raised in Dorset, but now live in London.
One evening, during a particularly slow journey home on the Victoria line I wondered how big the Underground was, and therefore how big Greater London was. I couldn't picture in my head the sort of an area it covered. I needed a familiar comparison to be able to visualise it.
This led me to do a bit of tinkering on Google Earth, overlaying London and Dorset. The result was the observation that the true scale of the London Underground would fit nicely inside the county boundaries.
Further and more time-consuming tinkering led to The Dorset Underground.
So if you need to know how to travel between Monkton Wyld and Sixpenny Handley or Lytchett Matravers and Ryme Intrinseca on a hypothetical transport network you'll need a copy of this.
Buy a Dorset Tube Map
You can see a larger image and buy your own Dorset Underground map at www.dorset-sorted.co.uk
10% of all proceeds goes to the Somerset and Dorset Air Ambulance.
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