Clubs are established for cricket, football, tennis and bowls. There are golf-courses in the District and others within easy access. Excellent hunting is available in season, The Frome and Trent, with their tributaries, are notable for trout; but there is very little free fishing in the Rural District although permission may sometimes be obtained from riparian owners.
Dorchester Chess Club is very active and reside at the Colliton Club on Thursday nights. Dances, whist-drives, entertainments and public meetings are held in the local halls during wintertime. Branches of the British Legion, Women’s lnstitute, youth and other organisations are active throughout the District.