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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 - 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

MARCH 2015
Date Time Miles Meeting
Place
Grid Ref.
Map Description Leader(s) Tel No. Dogs / No dogs
29/3/2015 10:00 8.5 South Down NT CP OL 15
SY 758 824
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Undulating with three short, sharp ups, using SWCP to White Nothe & Durdle Door. Sea views, levelish return. Graham 01935 817531 (MoD 07875 765844) RAD Only
APRIL 2015
Date Time Miles Meeting
Place
Grid Ref.
Map Description Leader(s) Tel No. Dogs / No dogs
1/4/2015 10:00 8 Stourhead NT CP Free for members, take cards. FEE for non-members Exp 142/143
ST 778 340
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Moderate pace, undulating terrain. K & P 01747 851018 RAD Only
5/4/2015 10:00 9 Worth Matravers CP FEE GBP 2.00 OL 15
SY 974 777
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Undulating terrain. Coast Path to Durlston, and Priests Way. Richard & Sally 01747 824359 On leads at all times
8/4/2015 10:00 6.5 Leigh Common. Lay-by in Beech Lane (South of A303) Please share cars if possible. Exp 129
ST747 298
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Undulating terrain, 2 hills, 600ft ascent. Route via Stoke Trister & Cucklington. Sarah D and Peter 01963 370009/370127 (MoD 07557 647422) RAD Only
12/4/2015 10:00 8.5 Bishop's Caundle Village Hall CP GBP 1.00 donation please. Exp 129
ST 693 131
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Undulating terrain, on lanes and fields. Jill R 01963 23404 MOD 07821 178970 On leads at all times
15/4/2015 10:00 8 Cadbury Castle CP Please share cars if possible. Exp 129
ST 632 253
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Steep climb to start, then undulating. Sigwells, Compton Pauncefoot & N. Cadbury. Fields & tracks. David S & Sue S 01935 812456 (MoD 07596 806239) On leads at all times
19/4/2015 09:30 9.5 MEET AT PEACEMARSH SURGERY CP, GILLINGHAM AT 09.30 to organise car sharing to Stourhead Exp 142/129
ST 803 278
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LINEAR WALK. starting at 10.00 from Stourhead NT CP to Gillingham, using Stour Valley Way to Bourton, then other paths to Gillingham. Walkers can leave/join at Bourton. contact leader. Jan W 01963 362162 MoD 07713 328723 RAD Only
22/4/2015 10:00 6.25 Broadwindsor Craft Centre CP Exp 116
ST 439 024
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Lewesdon Hill & Pilsdon Pen, two long ascents. Linda 01935 872616 (MoD 07732 670347) RAD Only
26/4/2015 10:00 9-10 Mere main CP Exp 143
ST 815 324
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Meanderings round Mere. Mixed terrain, and undulating. Anne O 01747 840129 (MoD 07790 055693) RAD Only
29/4/2015 10:00 7.5 Stourhead NT CP Free to NT Members, otherwise FEE Exp 142
ST778 340
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Undulating, via Alfred's Tower. Bluebells. K & P 01747 851018 RAD Only
MAY 2015
Date Time Miles Meeting
Place
Grid Ref.
Map Description Leader(s) Tel No. Dogs / No dogs
3/5/2015 10:00 9-11 Lulworth Cove CP FEE depending on stay: 4-6 hrs GBP 5.00: Over 6 hrs. GBP 7.50 OL 15
SY 821 800
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Some steep ascents. Figure of eight: 7miles & 2-4 miles, depending on tide. Lulworth Crumple, Fossil Forest and Durdle Door. Sarah D & Deidre 01963 370009 (MoD 07557 647422) RAD Only
6/5/2015 10:00 8.5 Lower Kingcombe DWT Auxiliary CP Donation please. Exp 117
SY 554 990
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Figure of eight through Hooke, then back through Nature Reserve, muddy. Good café in Study Centre (don't mind muddy boots!) Linda 01935 872616 (MoD 07732 670347) RAD Only
10/5/2015 10:00 9 Cuttice Lodge CP, Rushmore Exp 118
ST 957 195
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Medium pace, flattish terrain, through Chase Woods. Bluebells and wild garlic. Derek 07908 963087 RAD Only
13/5/2015 10:00 8 Charlon Horethorne. park tidily in village, meet by shop. Exp 129
ST 665 232
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Varied terrain, two short steep climbs. via outskirts Poyntington, and through Corton Denham. Stiles and possible mud. Peter & Sarah D 01963 370127/370009 MOD 07972 396459 RAD Only
17/5/2015 10:00 9.5 Marnhull Recreation Ground CP Exp 129
ST 781 192
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Moderate pace through five villages. Andy & Jane 01258 820592 RAD Only
20/5/2015 10:00 7.5 Motcombe Village Hall CP Donation GBP 1.00 please. Exp 118
ST 851 254
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Undulating, but no big hills. Tony N 01747 852754 On leads at all times
24/5/2015 10:00 8.5 Lamyatt Church Donation GBP 1.00 please. Exp 142
ST 661 362
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Undulating terrain, one hill before lunch. Milton Clevedon, Spargrove and Bruton. Deidre 01747 838733 RAD Only
27/5/2015 10:00 8 Fiddleford Mill CP Exp 129
ST 801 134
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Steady pace, undulating terrain. towards Child Okeford, Gallows Corner and Hammoon. Bruce & Jan 01258 817942 (MoD 07746 586346) On leads at all times
31/5/2015 10:00 9 Bere Regis CP Exp 117
SY 846 948
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Gently undulating via Bloxworth & Lower Hyde Heath Richard & Sally 01747 824359 On leads at all times
JUNE 2015
Date Time Miles Meeting
Place
Grid Ref.
Map Description Leader(s) Tel No. Dogs / No dogs
3/6/2015 10:00 9 Shapwick. Park in village, meet at Church. Exp 118
ST 937 016
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Steady pace, undulating terrain via Jubilee Wood, Badbury Rings & Swan Way Bruce & Jan 01258 817942 (MoD 07746 586346) On leads at all times
7/6/2015 09:30 7 Abbotsbury Village CP OL 15
SY 578 853
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Moderate pace, one steep climb to SWCP. Church Hill Fort, Chesil Beach, crab sandwiches. Graham 01935 817531 (MoD 07875 765844) RAD Only
10/6/2015 10:00 10 Stonebarrow NT CP Free to members, otherwise FEE Exp 116
SY 390 935
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Hilly with two ascents, taking in Hardown Hill and Golden Cap. Fast pace and some of the gradients are very steep with climbs of 1,000 and 1,300 ft. Lanes and fields. VIEWS, Charles 01258 472869 MOD 07472 742366 RAD Only
14/6/2015 10:00 8.5 Bruton Dovecote NT CP Exp 142
ST 684 344
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Undulating terrain via South Brewham and Redlynch. One steep climb before lunch. Deidre 01747 838733 RAD Only
17/6/2015 10:00 9 Sturminster Marshall White Bridge CP Exp 118
ST 958 007
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Flat riverside walk along Stour Valley Way. Tracks and droves. Mervyn 01747 840896 (MoD 07950 658276) RAD Only
21/6/2015 10:00 8.5 Pimperne Village Hall CP Exp 118
ST 903 096
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Undulating, muddy in woods. Wessex Ridgeway Sheila D & David R 01747 824705/826542 RAD Only
24/6/2015 10:00 8 Milborne Port East St CP Exp 129
ST 679 187
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Moderate pace, nothing steep, tracks, fields and some roads. views from Poyntington Ridge. Liz L 01963 370269 (MoD 07836 742312) RAD Only
28/6/2015 10:00 10 Dorchester Trinity St CP Free on Sundays. OL 15
SY 691 905
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LINEAR WALK TO WEYMOUTH FOR BUS BACK 2 moderate hills, I steep hill down, via JT and Sutton Poyntz. no. 10 bus back from King's Statue or Prince Regent Hotel. Take bus passes David S & Sue S 01935 812456 (MoD 07596 806239) 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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