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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.

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 - Nov 14 - Feb 15-web
Walks programme NDG Programme - July 14 - Oct 14 web rev
Walks programme NDG Programme - March 14- June 14 web
Walks programme NDG Programme - November 13 - February 14-web
Walks programme

NDG Programme - July 13 - Oct 13-web

Walks programme

NDG Programme - March 13- June 13 web

Walks programme NDG Programme - November 12 - February 13-web
Previous walks are located in our Member Zone, Archive section.
CAR SHARING - we encourage car sharing when practical

OCTOBER 2014
Date Time Miles Meeting
Place
Grid Ref.
Map Description Leader(s) Tel No. Dogs / No dogs
22/10/2014 10:00 8 Lamyatt on grass in front of Church. Donation GBP 1 please Exp 142
ST 661 362
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Hilly terrain via Batcombe, Westcombe and Spargrove. Deidre and Jill T 01747 838733/838050 RAD Only
26/10/2014 10:00 10.5 Heytesbury. Park in street opposite playing fields. Exp 143
ST 927 426
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Undulating terrain via Chitterne, Upton Lovell and Knook. Andy & Jane 01258 820592 RAD Only
29/10/2014 10:00 8.5 Cerne Abbas, Kettle Bridge CP Exp 117
ST 664 015
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Chalk downs and valleys. ascents not too steep. Via Minterne Parva and Batcombe Ridge. Linda 01935 872616 (MoD 07732 670347) RAD Only
NOVEMBER 2014
Date Time Miles Meeting
Place
Grid Ref.
Map Description Leader(s) Tel No. Dogs / No dogs
2/11/2014 10:00 9 Rushmore, Cuttice Lodge Gatehouse Exp 118
ST 957 195
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Flattish terrain through Chase Woods Derek 07908 963087 RAD Only
5/11/2014 10:00 8.5 Shatcombe Lane, near Eggardon Hill Exp 117
SY 550 948
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Moderate pace via Spyway and Powerstock Common Deidre and Jill T 01747 838733/838050 (MoD 07778 295314) RAD Only
9/11/2014 10:00 9 Lydlinch Village Hall CP Exp 129
ST 743 136
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Mostly flat, via Kings Stag David R & Sheila D 01747 826542/824705 RAD Only
12/11/2014 10:00 7.3 Motcombe Village Hall Exp 118
ST 851 254
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Small hills only, easy walking. Tony N 01747 852754 On leads at all times
16/11/2014 10:00 12 Sherborne, Sheeplands Lane Exp 129
ST 629 171
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Moderate pace, via Trent, Oborne and the Deer Park, using mostly lanes and tracks. Undulating, with some small hills David S 01935 812456 RAD Only
19/11/2014 10:00 8 Sturminster Newton Ricketts Lane CP Exp 129
ST 785 140
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Easy terrain, via Haydon and Ffehead Neville. K & P 01747 851018 RAD Only
22/11/2014 10:00 5.5 Bere Regis Scout Hut Exp 117
SY 846 947
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PRE AGM - MORNING WALK Leisurely pace, via Hundred Barrow and Turner's Puddle. AGM AT 2.00 pm. Take packed lunch, or refreshments at Pub Cheryl 07746 247536 RAD Only
23/11/2014 10:00 10 Stourhead NT CP FEE for non-members Exp 142/3
ST 778 340
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Steady pace, some hills. B & J 01747 855739 RAD Only
26/11/2014 10:00 6.5 Sherborne, The Terrace playing fiields Exp 129
ST 641 157
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Undulating, with steep ascent at start, some stiles, country lanes. Peter & Sarah D 01963 370127/370009 RAD Only
30/11/2014 10:00 12 Portesham, park on roadside near pub OL 15
SY 602 857
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Moderate pace. Andy & Jane 01258 820592 RAD Only
DECEMBER 2014
Date Time Miles Meeting
Place
Grid Ref.
Map Description Leader(s) Tel No. Dogs / No dogs
3/12/2014 10:00 7.5 Marnhull Village Hall CP Exp 129
ST 781 192
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Vales and low hills via Hinton St Mary, and along the R Stour Sarah D and Peter 01963 370009/370127 (MoD 07557 647422) RAD Only
7/12/2014 10:00 9 Sturminster Newton Central CP FREE on Sundays Exp 129
ST 788 142
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Figure of Eight walk. 5 miles in the morning, towards Plumber Manor, 4 miles post prandial towards Hinton St Mary. Jan W 01963 362162 MoD 07713 328723 RAD Only
10/12/2014 10:00 7 Shroton/Iwerne Courtney Village Green Exp 118
ST 859 128
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Moderate pace, undulating. Dorothy 01258 863522 RAD Only
14/12/2014 10:00 8 Great Elm (nr Frome) Selwood Street Exp 142
ST 747 492
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Hidden valleys and the old iron rail Derek 07908 963087 RAD Only
18/12/2014 10:00 7 Mere, main CP Exp 143
ST 815 324
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Undulating, "Mistletoe and Mystery" Part 1 Richard & Sally 01747 824359 On leads at all times
21/12/2014 10:00 8 Wyke Primary School, Deane Rd. Gillingham Exp 129
ST 799 264
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Undulating "Mistletoe and Mystery" Part 2 Richard & Sally 01747 824359 On leads at all times
JANUARY 2015
Date Time Miles Meeting
Place
Grid Ref.
Map Description Leader(s) Tel No. Dogs / No dogs
4/1/2015 10:00 9 Minterne Magna CP (Opposite Church) Exp 117
ST 659 043
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Muddy, undulating, via Upcerne, Little Minterne Hill and The Giant Graham 01935 817531 (MoD 07875 765844) RAD Only
7/1/2015 10:00 8 Stourton Caundle Village Hall CP Donation 1 GBP please Exp 129
ST 715 151
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Undulating, with one steep hill, probably muddy, good views, fields and tracks. David and Sue 01935 812456 (MoD 07596 806239) On leads at all times
11/1/2015 10:00 8.5 Tarrant Monkton. Park in overflow of Langton Arms CP Donation 1GBP please. Exp 118
ST944 088
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Woods and downs Bob M 01747 821269 RAD Only
14/1/2015 10:00 6.5 Sherborne, The Terrace CP Exp 129
ST 641 157
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Moderate pace, one steep, one gentle ascent. Quiet roads and tracks. Towards North Wootton, Folke and Sherborne Park. Liz L 01963 370269 (MoD 07836 742312) RAD Only
18/1/2015 10:00 10 Iwerne Courtney, north end of Main Street Ex[ 118
ST 859 128
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Varied terrain, no hills. Child Okeford and the ND Trailway. Derek 07908 963087 RAD Only
21/1/2015 10:00 8 Okeford Fitzpaine. Park tidily in village, meet near Pub. Exp 129
ST 806 110
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One steep ascent, moderate pace, belchalwell and Turnworth. Views Peter 01258 450081 On leads at all times
25/1/2015 10:00 8 East Knoyle Village Hall CP. Donation GBP1 please. Exp 118/143
ST 880 305
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Mostly fields and quiet lanes, could be muddy. Liz R 01747 830894 (MoD 07810 338701) On leads at all times
28/1/2015 10:00 8 Pamphill Green, nr Church Exp 118
ST 989 007
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Moderate pace, Hillbutts, Badbury Rings and All Fools Lane Bruce & Jan 01258 817942 (MoD 07746 586346) On leads at all times
FEBRUARY 2015
Date Time Miles Meeting
Place
Grid Ref.
Map Description Leader(s) Tel No. Dogs / No dogs
1/2/2015 10:00 8 - 9 Stourhead NT CP FEE for non members. Exp 142
ST 778 340
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Steady pace, fairly level paths and lanes. One short steep section. Zeals and Castle Hill, Mere. Anne O 01747 840129 (MoD 07790 055693) RAD Only
4/2/2015 10:00 7 Evershot. Park tidily in village and meet at triangle. Exp 117
st 576 047
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Macmillan Way via Lewcombe, Melbury Osmond and Melbury Sampford. Bruce & Jan 01258 817942 (MoD 07746 586346) RAD Only
8/2/2015 10:00 8 Fiddleford Manor CP Exp 129
ST 801 135
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Undulating towards Okeford Fitzpaine and Fifehead Neville Bob M 01747 821269 RAD Only
11/2/2015 10:00 7.8 Pimperne Village Hall CP Exp 118
ST 903 097
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Moderate ascent, some Jubilee Trail, via Pimperne Down and Stourpaine. Peter 01258 450081 On leads at all times
15/2/2015 10:00 8.8 Semley, park near school. Exp 118
ST 892 269
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Undulating, mainly quiet lanes, via Pythouse Plantation, West Hatch and Barkers Hill Sheila D & David R 01747 824705/826542 RAD Only
18/2/2015 10:00 7.4 Oborne, park tidily in village, meet at St Cuthberts Church Exp 129
ST 654 185
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Mostly lanes and quiet roads. No mud.,ascent 150m David and Sue 01935 812456 (MoD 07596 806239) On leads at all times
22/2/2015 10:00 8.5 Win Green NT CP Exp 118
ST 925 204
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Medium pace, mixed terrain, Tollard Royal and Taj Mahal Derek 07908 963087 RAD Only

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Please remove possessions from your vehicle while unattended - at places you stay and visit (e.g. beauty spots), villages and towns. This should include satellite navigation equipment. Hiding items may not be enough. If possible, please print off and display one of these


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