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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.

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

APRIL 2014
Date Time Miles Meeting
Place
Grid Ref.
Map Description Leader(s) Tel No. Dogs / No dogs
23/4/2014 10:00 7.5 Clouds Hill CP, nr Bovington Camp OL 15
SY 825 904
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Steady pace, through heathland and woods. Clouds Hill House NT open until 5 pm David and Sue 01935 812456 07596 806239 On leads at all times
27/4/2014 10:00 9.5 Martin Down CP Exp 118
SU 037 201
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Mostly easy terrain, 735 ' ascent. Bokerly Dyke, Pentrdge and Vernditch Chase Peter (1) 01258 450081 On leads at all times
30/4/2014 10:00 9 Worth Matravers CP Fee GBP 2 OL 15E
SY 974 778
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Undulating terrain, Ascent 200 m (656') Picnic lunch at Durlston Castle, where drinks can be purchased. Richard & Sally 01747 824359 On leads at all times
MAY 2014
Date Time Miles Meeting
Place
Grid Ref.
Map Description Leader(s) Tel No. Dogs / No dogs
4/5/2014 10:00 8.5 Milton Abbas Surgery CP Exp 117
ST 809 022
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Moderate pace, undulating terrain via Lady Caroline's Drive. Richard & Sally 01747 824359 On leads at all times
7/5/2014 10:00 8 - 9 ee for non-members Exp 142
ST 778 340
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Undulating with some steep sections via White Sheet Hill Amanda & Anne 01747 824398 01747 840129 RAD Only
11/5/2014 10:00 7.8 Kingston Deverill. Park in lay-by near 'phone box. Exp 143
ST 846 374
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Two steep climbs, on at start. Good views from Cold Kitchen Hill & Bidcombe Wood Sheila & David 01747 824705 01747 826542 RAD Only
14/5/2014 10:00 7.2 Alfred's Tower NT CP Exp 142
ST957 195
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Undulating terrain. Macmillan Way through to Cannwood Lane, North Brewham. Mervyn 01747 840896 07950 658276 RAD Only
18/5/2014 10:00 10 Rushmore. Park at Lodge House CP Exp 118
ST 957 195
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Medium pace through Chase Wood and Rushmore Park. Bluebells and wild garlic Derek 07908 963087 RAD Only
21/5/2014 10:00 8 - 9 Studland. Park along Heath Green Road OL 15
SZ 032 824
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Easy heathland walking, no stiles. lunch by sea, with sea views, weather permitting. Deidre & Jill 01747 838733. 07818 514656/07798 295314 RAD Only
25/5/2014 10:00 9.5 Charlton Horethorne. Park tidily in village, meet at shop. Exp 129
ST 664 233
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Steady pace, some steep slopes, open country. Milborne Wick, Poyntington & Wheatsheaf Hill Bob & Sheila 01747 821269 RAD Only
25/5/2014 13:30 5 Sherborne, Acreman St CP Exp 129
ST 635 167
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AREA TASTER WALK Circular via Quarr and Coombe. Good views. Some hills Jan 01963 362162 On leads at all times
28/5/2014 10:00 6.5 Leigh Common. Park in lay-by south of A303 (Limited space, please share cars) Exp 129
ST 747 298
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Undulating, with 2 hills. Stoke Trister and Cucklington Sarah & Peter 01963 370009 07557 647422 RAD Only
JUNE 2014
Date Time Miles Meeting
Place
Grid Ref.
Map Description Leader(s) Tel No. Dogs / No dogs
1/6/2014 10:00 9-10 Pamphill Green Exp 118
ST989 008
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Steady pace. Through parkland, countryside and riverside. Mostly flat B & J 01747 855739 RAD Only
4/6/2014 09:30 7 Abbotsbury Village CP FEE OL 15
SY 578 853
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One ascent to Hill Fort. Chesil Bank & St Catherine's Chapel. Crab Sandwiches? Graham 01935 817531 07875 764844 RAD Only
8/6/2014 10:00 10 Win Green NT CP Exp 118
ST 925 204
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Mixed terrain, through Tollard Royal and Larmer Folly. Gentle ascent. Derek 07908 963087 RAD Only
11/6/2014 10:00 8.5 Powerstock Common CP Please share cars Exp 117
SY 546 973
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One steep hill amongst others. Powerstock and South Poorton Jill & Deidre 01747 838050 07778 295314 RAD Only
18/6/2014 10:00 9 Thorncombe Woods GBP 1 Donation please OL 15
SY 725 921
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Moderate pace, undulating. 130 m (426')ascent. Literary connections. Richard & Sally 01747 824359 On leads at all times
22/6/2014 10:00 9.5 Tarrant Monkton. Langton Arms overspill CP 50p Donation please Exp 118
ST 944 088
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Steady pace through woods and downs. Bob & Sheila 01747 821269 RAD Only
25/6/2014 10:00 7.2 Motcombe Village Hall CP GBP 1 Donation please. Exp 118
ST 851 254
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Moderate pace, one long hill. Undulating via Elm Hill and Kingsettle Wood K & P 01747 851018 RAD Only
29/6/2014 10:00 8 Tisbury Station. By train leaving Yeovil Junction 09.32. Return trains 10 past hour. Or park in town Exp 118
ST 945 291
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Circular walk via Wardour Castle Trains: Sh’borne: 09.38; Templec’be 09.46; Gill 09.54. Return 10 mins past hr. . Graham 01935 817531 07875 764844 RAD Only

MESSAGE FROM DORSET POLICE TO RAMBLERS - THEFTS FROM VEHICLES AT BEAUTY SPOTS

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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