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Our walks are not graded, but an indication of the nature of the walk can be found under ‘Description’. For further details about the individual walks, please contact the leader, who will enlarge upon the type of walk, likely pace, and meeting arrangements.

You do not have to be a member of the Ramblers Association to come along to our walks; but it is Ramblers Association policy that you will be expected to join after three 'trial' walks, and/or if you intend to walk with us frequently. Please also be aware that the Ramblers' Insurance policy only covers guest walkers for three walks.

Please take plenty to drink, and a packed lunch – unless otherwise stated all walks will have a picnic lunch stop; there will be stops for drinks as required.

Information for Walk Leaders

There is a lot of useful information for walk leaders on the Ramblers website, in the Volunteer section. For convenience links to two of the documents can be found here: First Aid Tips and the Walk Leader Checklist.

As Ramblers' walk leaders, we have a certain responsibility to those who join us on our walks, and are therefore advised to carry OS Explorer maps at all times. The Group holds a small library of these maps, which Walk Leaders can borrow. Please contact Barry if you would lo make use of one of these. We currently hold Explorer numbers: 117, 118, 128, 129 and OL15. All we ask is that you return it as soon as possible after your walk, so that it is available for others.

Dogs on Walks

We have been advised by Ramblers Central Office that if we put ‘Sorry no dogs’ in our walk programme, we are in breach of the  Disability Equality Act 2010, because we would in effect be discriminating against potential walkers who are accompanied by Assistance Dogs. In future therefore it has been agreed that, for those who normally exclude dogs for whatever reason, we put “RAD ONLY”, where RAD means Registered Assistance Dogs.  Those members wishing to bring their Assistance Dog on a walk, PLEASE CONTACT THE LEADER at least seven days in advance of the walk to discuss safety issues, and whether adjustments to the route are possible, to avoid potential hazards etc.  This does not affect those walks which permit dogs (on leads at all times).

To submit a walk, download a printable form here.

Disclaimer: All sporting and leisure activities have inherent hazards associated with them and rambling is no exception. In spite of the safety of members always being of paramount concern, accidents will occasionally occur. It is important therefore that when entering into the activity, each member appreciates that they have a responsibility to identify the hazards associated with the activity and take all reasonable steps to eliminate or minimise the potential for an accident to arise.

Any incident, accident or injury that occurs on any of our walks must be reported to Barry on 01747 855739

Abbreviations:                                          

CP Car Park:  NT National Trust: JT Jubilee Trail: DWT Dorset Wildlife Trust: RAD Registered Assistance Dogs

WESSEX WANDERER 

Public Guided Walks from stations on the Weymouth to Bristol Railway Line. Organised and led by members of the Avon, Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire Areas of Ramblers.

With support from the Heart of Wessex Rail Partnership and First Great Western.

The new programme is available from: www.wessexrailwaywalks.org

     
BAD WEATHER – PLEASE NOTE that if the weather or forecast is poor, it is ESSENTIAL to telephone the Leader before setting out.

PROGRAMME INFORMATION:

For the printable version, click on the file to the right.

IF YOU ARE A MEMBER AND WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED TO THE E-MAILING LIST, PLEASE CONTACT ME.

PLEASE SEE NOTES ABOVE ABOUT DOGS ON WALKS

 
Walks programme NDG Programme - July 15- Oct 15 web
Walks programme NDG Programme - March 15- June 15 web
Walks programme NDG Programme - Nov 14 - Feb 15-web
Walks programme NDG Programme - July 14 - Oct 14 web rev
Walks programme NDG Programme - March 14- June 14 web
Previous walks are located in our Member Zone, Archive section.
CAR SHARING - we encourage car sharing when practical

JULY 2015
Date Time Miles Meeting
Place
Grid Ref.
Map Description Leader(s) Tel No. Dogs / No dogs
8/7/2015 10:00 8 Stourhead NT CP FEE for non-members Exp 142/143
ST 778 340
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Undulating with one steep ascent. Moderate pace via Long Knoll David R $ Sheila D 01747 826542/824705 RAD Only
12/7/2015 09:30 9 Piddletrenthide Dispersed parking, meet at Post Office Exp 117
SY 704 997
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AREA INTER-GROUP WALK (EDG) Moderate, Dorset Ridgeway and Giant Hill Margaret K & Morven S 01202 522467/887494 07889 246685 RAD Only
12/7/2015 09:30 15 Warden Close lay-by (A37) (Frome St Quintin) Exp 117
ST 605 031
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AREA INTER-GROUP WALK (EDG -L) Strenuous, hilly. Ascent/descent 2,140 ft. Up Sydling, Cerne Park, Minterne Parva and Batcombe Jason 01202 380413 07954 590120 RAD Only
12/7/2015 10:00 9 Minterne Magna CP Exp 117
ST 658 043
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AREA WALK (NDG) Telegraph & Gore Hills, Wessex Ridgeway and Giant View. 1200ft total ascent Bruce & Jan 01258 817942 (MoD 07746 586346) RAD Only
12/7/2015 10:00 9.5 Hillfield Hill CP (viewpoint) Exp 117
ST 635 039
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AREA INTER-GROUP WALK (SDG) Moderate. 2 steep ascents. Wessex Ridgeway, Cerne Abbas and Dogbury Gate Kate 01305 772123 (MoD 07733 171499) By arrangement only
12/7/2015 10:15 8.5 Hermitage Village Hall Share cars if possible please Exp 117
ST 649 072
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AREA INTER_GROUP WALK (DYW) Moderate - hilly. Lyons Gate, Little Minterne Hill, Upcerne and Penn Wood Cheryl 07765 497887 RAD Only
12/7/2015 10:30 7 - 8 Sydling St Nicholas, bus shelter.DT2 9PA park Church Lane or near Village Hall Exp 117
SY 630 993
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AREA INTER-GROUP WALK (WDG) Moderate, Up Sydling, Wessex Ridgeway & Nether Cerne Cynthia 01300 320346 07733 004689 RAD Only
12/7/2015 10:30 8 Buckland Newton Village Hall CP DT2 7BZ Exp 117
ST 693 053
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AREA INTER-GROUP WALK (40/50) Moderate, some hills. Ridge Hill, Minterne Parva and Wessex Ridgeway. Pub stop at Gaggle of Geese Sonia 07841 748399 RAD Only
15/7/2015 10:00 8 Sturminster Newton Recreation Ground CP Exp 129
ST 784 140
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Sturminster Mill, Halter Path to Bagber, Cutt Mill & Walton Elm Bruce & Jan 01258 817942 (MoD 07746 586346) RAD Only
18/7/2015 17:00 00 Udder Farm Shop, East Stour SP8 5LQ Exp 118
ST 8066 2301
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Seasonal Supper For details see flyer Barry 01747 855739 Sorry, no dogs
19/7/2015 10:00 0-10 Various Exp 129/117 View
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BIG PATHWATCH No walk offered for today, so suggest choosing a Grid Square for the Big Pathwatch Jan W 01963 362162 MoD 07713 328723 Sorry, no dogs
22/7/2015 10:00 8 Stourhead NT CP FEE for non-members Exp 142/143
ST 778 340
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Moderate pace, undulating terrain K & P 01747 851018 RAD Only
26/7/2015 10:00 8 - 9 Cranborne. Park tidily in village, meet outside Estate Office Exp 118
SU 055 133
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Modest ascent, moderate pace NSE and/or W Richard & Sally 01747 824359 RAD Only
29/7/2015 10:00 7.8 Halstock. Park tidily in village and meet at green triangle. Exp 117
ST 539 078
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Undulating terrain, steady pace via West and East Chelborough and Lewcombe Jill T 01747 838050 MOD 07778 295314 RAD Only
AUGUST 2015
Date Time Miles Meeting
Place
Grid Ref.
Map Description Leader(s) Tel No. Dogs / No dogs
2/8/2015 10:00 7 Evershot. Park tidily in village and meet at triangle Exp 117
ST 576 047
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3 gentle rises, could be muddy, Melbury Bubb, Stockwood Church and Holywell Graham 01935 817531 (MoD 07875 765844) RAD Only
8/8/2015 19:00 00 Shaftesbury RBL SP7 8PF Coppice Street Exp 118
ST 867 230
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QUIZ NIGHT Teams of 4-6. Must have at least 24 to proceed. American Supper Barry 01747 855739 Sorry, no dogs
9/8/2015 10:00 8 Bulbarrow, Delcombe Head CP Exp 117
ST 783 058
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Undulating with uphill finish. Via Ansty, Binghams Melcombe and Hilton Graham 01935 817531 (MoD 07875 765844) RAD Only
12/8/2015 10:00 7.5 Motcombe Village Hall CP GBP 1 donation please Exp 118
ST 851 254
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Undulating with no big hills Tony N 01747 852754 On leads at all times
16/8/2015 10:00 8 Iwerne Courtney, north end of Main Street Exp 118
ST 859 128
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Hilly start, medium pace. Trailway and Child Okeford Derek 07908 963087 RAD Only
19/8/2015 10:00 9 Fonthill Bishop Meet and park near Church Exp 143
ST 936 330
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Nadder Valley and Fonthill Lake Mervyn 01747 840896 (MoD 07950 658276) RAD Only
23/8/2015 10:00 10 Stourhead NT CP FEE for non-members Exp 142
ST 778 340
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Mixed terrain, moderate ascents via White Sheet Downs and Long Knoll Anne O 01747 840129 (MoD 07790 055693) RAD Only
26/8/2015 10:00 8 Charlon Horethorne Park tidily and meet by pub. Exp 129
ST 665 232
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Country walk using fields tracks and lanes. Peter 01963 370127 MOD 07972 396459 RAD Only
30/8/2015 10:00 8.5 Tisbury, Nadder Close CP Exp 118/143
ST 945 293
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A jaunt in the Nadder Valley, one short stretch of road, parkland, mill and largest medieval Tithe Barn in England! Liz R 01747 830894 (MoD 07810 338701) On leads at all times
SEPTEMBER 2015
Date Time Miles Meeting
Place
Grid Ref.
Map Description Leader(s) Tel No. Dogs / No dogs
2/9/2015 10:00 7 Symondsbury. Meet by Church Exp 116
SY 445 935
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Moderate pace via Hell Lane, Quarry Hill and Thorncombe Bottom. Footpaths, some hills, one steep ascent. Charles 01258 472869 MOD 07472 742366 RAD Only
6/9/2015 10:00 9.5 Gillingham Town Meadow, park in High Street CP opposite (free on Sundays) Exp 129
ST 807 265
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GILLINGHAM WALKING FESTIVAL Mainly flat, farmland, Motcombe, Bridewell and Huntingford Sheila D 01747 824705 0778 458663 RAD Only
9/9/2015 10:00 9.5 Gillingham Town Meadow. Park in Long Stay section (rear) of High Street CP opposite.FEE GBP 1.50 Exp 129
ST 807 265
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GILLINGHAM WALKING FESTIVAL Mixed terrain south of Gillingham towards West Stour using SVW, After lunch opportunity for drink stop at Udder Farm Shop, using outside picnic tables. Back via East Stour Common. Jan W 01963 362162 MoD 07713 328723 RAD Only
13/9/2015 10:00 11.5 Bere Regis CP Exp 117
SY 846 948
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JUBILEE TRAIL ANNIVERSARY WALK North to East Luccombe Farm, returning via Winterborne Whitechurch Graham 01935 817531 (MoD 07875 765844) RAD Only
16/9/2015 10:00 6.1 Montacute Square Exp 129
ST 498 170
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Undulating terrain, moderate pace. Tinkers Bubble, Norton sub Hamdon & Montacute Tower Ann & Mel 01935 431851 RAD Only
20/9/2015 10:00 8 - 9 Tarrant Gunville. Park tidily and meet by Church Exp 118
ST 925 128
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JUBILEE TRAIL ANNIVERSAY WALK Gentle ascent, moderate pace via Pimperne Long Barrow & 99 Plantation Richard & Sally 01747 824359 On leads at all times
23/9/2015 10:00 10.8 Badbury Rings CP Exp 118
ST 967 024
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To Sturminster Marshall. Undulating terrain via Spetisbury Rings & Crawford Bridge. Sheila D & David R 01747 824705/826542 07780 458663 RAD Only
27/9/2015 10:00 10.2 Milldown CP, Blandford Forum Exp 117/118
ST 881 074
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Moderate pace, mainly flat, one ascent up Hod Hill. Route using Trailway, 10 Blandford bridges, riverside walk along River Stour , back along The Cliff. Linda T 01258 452924 MOD. 07919 273866 RAD Only
30/9/2015 10:00 9 Milton Abbas Park tidily in road along St Catherine's Well Exp 117
ST 807 022
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JUBILEE TRAIL ANNIVERSAY WALK Steady pace, some dips and bumps via Winterborne Stickland to Winterborne Clenston. David and Sue 01935 812456 (MoD 07596 806239) On leads at all times
OCTOBER 2015
Date Time Miles Meeting
Place
Grid Ref.
Map Description Leader(s) Tel No. Dogs / No dogs
4/10/2015 10:00 9.5 (Fig 8) Stalbridge Hub CP Exp 129
ST 736 178
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Figure of Eight 5.5 miles a.m. 4 miles pm. Steady pace, mixed terrain, muddy in places. South in the morning, north in the afternoon. Jan W 01963 362162 MoD 07713 328723 RAD Only
7/10/2015 10:00 7.5 Sydling St Nicholas Park in lane bnear Church, meet outside Village Hall Exp 117
SY 632 994
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One long climb at start, then undulating. Downhill finish! Good views, tracks and fields. Liz L 01963 370269 (MoD 07836 742312) RAD Only
11/10/2015 10:00 9-10 Tarrant Rushton. Meet at Church Exp 118
ST 938 059
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Varied terrain around the southern Tarrants B & J 01747 855739 RAD Only
14/10/2015 10:00 8 Alford Church CP GBP 1 donation please. Car share if possible Exp 141/142
ST 605 326
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Tracks, some road walking. Steep climb to Castle Cary. Private Estate, Macmillan Way West and Monarchs Way David and Sue 01935 812456 07596 806239 On leads at all times
17/10/2015 10:00 4-5 Shaftesbury RBL, Coppice Street SP7 8PF Exp 118
ST 868 230
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NDG AGM Short walk, followed by AGM at 12.15, then American Lunch at 1.00 pm Barry (venue) & Sheila (walk) 01747 855739/824705 Sorry, no dogs
21/10/2015 10:00 7.5 Milborne Port East St. CP Exp 129
ST 679 187
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Moderate pace through Oborne and Haydon One steep hill K & P 01747 851018 RAD Only
25/10/2015 10:00 8 Melbury Abbas Village Hall CP GBP 1 donation please. Exp 118
ST 877 205
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Undulating with 2 ascents via Melbury Beacon and Melbury Abbas Margaret H 01747 834466 MOD 07591 023204 RAD Only
28/10/2015 10:00 7 - 8 Motcombe Village Hall CP GBP 1 donation please Exp 118
ST 851 254
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Area north of Motcombe, some quiet roadfs Tony N 01747 852754 On leads at all times

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