SPRING has sprung and we can finally start looking forward to the summer - with foreign holidays unlikely, let's start exploring our home county. 

As many of us look towards the summer months and start planning holidays and trips, we've found some of the most 'Instagrammable' locations in Dorset that make the ideal day out.

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There are some obvious places like Kingcombe Meadows that spring to mind when thinking of picture-perfect fields in bloom, but there are also some lesser known beauty spots to enjoy.

Here are five flower fields in Dorset to discover:

Corfe Mullen Meadows - Corfe Mullen, Wimborne BH21 3SN

Corfe Mullen Meadows is a five hectare haven of wildlife. Free to visit throughout the year there is parking in a lay by close to entrance.

Visitors can enter the main meadow through a gate and follow a mown grassy path around the edge of the field. 

The best time to visit is in  May for orchids and mid summer for wildflowers - the orchids at Corfe Mullen Meadows form a beautifully lush pink carpet across the fields.

Kingcombe Meadows - Toller Porcorum, Dorchester DT2 0EQ

The ennormous Kingcombe Meadows is a famous beauty spot in Dorset, sitting on a plot of 180 hectares there is a visitors centre, cafe and toilets.

The public can visit for free throughout the year though donations are welcome and there is parking on site. 

The lowland grassland habitats across the reserve are incredibly diverse and nationally important - there is an abundance of wildlife including spring cowslips, orchids and sneezewort. 

In the summer the wildflower meadows and are a stunning neutral mix of browns and marbled whites that fills with butterflies.

Lorton Meadows -  Lorton Ln, Weymouth DT3 5QH

This 75 hectares site is a haven for wildlife, the unimproved and natural meadows are free to visit anytime of the year, though spring and summer is best for flowers and insects. 

There are an abundance of colourful and some quite rare wildflowers, including orchids and corky-fruited water-dropwort dotted around the reserve.

There is parking at the Conservation Centre.

Pamphill - Wimborne BH21 4EF

Pamphill bluebell woods are at their best right now through to the end of May.

A stunning carpet of bluebells covers this historic woodland on the Kingston Lacy estate in East Dorset

There is designated and free bluebell parking during dates in April and May, which is a short walk from the woods and dogs are welcome on leads. 

Hogchester - Hogchester Farm, Axminster Road, Charmouth DT6 6BY

Hogchester is the 75 acre remnant of a Dorset dairy farm with a deep rooted local history stretching back a thousand years. 

The site is home to wildflower meadows & conservation site, self catering holiday cottage, and artist residencies.

The wildflower meadows are open to the public from May through to July - tickets cost £4 for adults and £1 for children.

BCP Council recently shared a wildflower appeal from The Parks Foundation who are aiming to create more wildflower meadows across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

Donations made between 23-29 April (up to a total value of £2,500) will be matched by the Big Give ‘Green Match Fund’, meaning donations will be doubled.

Will you be visiting a wildflower meadow this summer? Let us know in the comments.