This pretty village is situated approximately 8 miles north of Dorchester. It is nestled at the end of a valley where the delightful Sydling Water flows south from Up Sydling, across the ford, through the village and out across the water meadows . The surrounding hills offer footpaths with some spectacular views.
Sydling has a Norman church, cosy pub/restaurant, village green, a childrens’ playground, newly refurbished village hall, dairy farm and watercress farm . It comprises a mixture of architectural styles including thatched cottages and some grand houses.
Throughout the year there are numerous events that bring the villagers together and the 400 or so inhabitants enjoy a thriving community spirit with a great atmosphere of friendliness and inclusivity.